Regarding: wildlife management, calling all biologists... I'm having difficulty completely understanding the term "sustainable harvest" as it pertains to wildlife management. Specifically, I question whether the word "sustainable" in State Fish & Game parlance is rather more of a political term instead of a scientific one. I'm questioning if the word sustainable is merely synonymous with "continued practice" rather than what I thought was supposed to be an attempt at maintaining ecological homeostasis with human endeavors? For example: can the term be used legitimately when a managed game species population is in decline? Could a biologist ever call a management plan involving harvesting North Atlantic right whales sustainable and be taken seriously? I look forward to your thoughts.