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Declining Fish

Secondary

Description

Declining Fish is included in a larger unit of study  developed by National Geographic to help students identify the issues and terminology related to fisheries sustainability. The video focuses on a study that identifies overfishing as the biggest threat to marine ecosystems and predicts that current levels of harvesting will cause the collapse of all major fish stocks by 2048.

The larger resource - Fisheries Sustainability - includes lesson plans with teaching suggestions and student resources. 

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

Declining Fisheries has particular application for those units of study where resource management and sustainable development intersect. These units are most often found in Geography, Environmental Science and Social Studies courses. Units of study in Biology, Ecology, and Oceanography will also have relevance as students examine the reasons for fish stock decline. 

 Declining Fisheries is part of a compilation and would be best used within the context of that compilation, in order to take advantage of the associated lesson plans.

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Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Endangered Species
    • Habitat Loss
  • Food & Agriculture (1)

    • Food Security
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

    • Fisheries
  • Water (1)

    • Marine Environments