Science with NOAA Research: Fisheries - Teaching activity where students manage various species of fish after learning about what overfishing and the environment can do to commercial fishing. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities.
Marine Fisheries Series Activity Guide - Peer-reviewed activities for grades 6-12 as well as non-traditional educational venues are available. Each activity has been correlated to National Science and Social Studies Educational Standards. Activities cover topics including sustainable fishing methods, bycatch, fishing technologies, aquaculture practices, and costs and benefits related to fisheries and aquaculture production. Activities link well with Habitat Media's documentaries Empty Oceans, Empty Nets and Farming the Seas but can be used as stand-alones also.
Game of Life - What does over-fishing mean? What are the effects of over-fishing on fish stocks? Through the game in this lesson, students will understand the effects of over-fishing on the sustainability of fish stocks and, thus, the ability to meet the human demand for seafood.
Empty Oceans - How does the human population affect the population of marine species? What can citizens do to sustain seafood populations? In this lesson, students will learn how pieces of the ocean food web, fish, are being removed faster than they can be replenished. Students will also learn how they can become informed consumers to promote sustainable seafood.
I'll Trade You a Bag of Chips, Two Cookies, and $60,000 for Your Tuna Fish Sandwich - Learn about the tuna fishery and the concept of supply and demand with this resource. Provides background information and two online graphing exercises, plus discussion questions. Grades 10-12.
Sushi Bar - An innovative website where users order from a realistic sushi bar and menu, and based on their choice, a distribution map of the species plus current status info pops up. The site also contains lesson plans on natural resources and resource management. Grades K-12.
The Fish Trade - This lesson plan looks at the global economic, political and social aspects of fisheries and how the practices of all the world's nations affect one another. Students will read a number of short articles on fisheries and aquaculture and participate in discussion questions. Grades 9-12.
Ocean World - Supported by NASA through the TOPEX/Poseidon Education Project, this site has educational information and classroom activities on oceans & climate, El Niño, ice ages, fisheries, waves, icebergs and currents. Although the site is still under construction, it is already has many great resources.
Project FLOW (Fisheries Learning on the Web) - FLOW is a comprehensive curriculum about the Great Lakes ecosystem. Lessons are geared toward educators who teach upper elementary and middle school students. Each lesson is aligned with national and state curriculum standards for science and social studies and features a hands-on classroom activity. Lessons cover topics such as: food webs, nonindigenous species, watersheds, water quality, fish identification, fish habitat, preserving biodiversity, and water-related careers.
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries: Cool Kids Fishin' - Find information on NC's various marine resources such as blue crabs and red drum, commercial and recreational fishing statistics, a fish identification guide, and fun pages for kids.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program-Issues - "This site attempts to raise awareness about: bycatch (animals caught and discarded), aquaculture (fish farming), habitat damage and overfishing. This site includes an all-fish field guide, fishing gear types (with animation) and additional resources. " Teena, Grades 4,5
Great Lakes Information Network Teachers Corner - Teacher's Corner includes extensive professionally-reviewed curriculum materials all focused on the Great Lakes and their fisheries. The site is very user friendly and the materials database is easily searched. Curriculum materials are aligned to Michigan standards and in most cases offer a free sample lesson. A discussion forum is also available. Some materials do have a cost, however, many are free.
Newfoundland Fishery Education Home Page - Information on the Atlantic cod fishery with links to other resources.
Blue Crab Fisheries - Links to information on both the commercial and recreational fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab.
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Educational Resources - OBIS is the information component of the Census of Marine Life, a growing network of researchers engaged in a 10-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. This site features an image library, middle to high school-level lesson plans, and education materials for resource managers. The activities help students organize, visualize, and interpret real scientific data, and participate side by side with scientists.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
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