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The Least Deadliest Catch

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Fish stocks around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, and yet growing populations are more dependent on these vital food sources than ever. The Water Brothers venture to the East Coast of the US and Canada to witness first-hand how overfishing has changed the local marine ecosystem and join fishermen who choose to catch their fish in a sustainable way. Alex and Tyler also visit an innovative seaweed and shellfish farmer who is trying to revolutionize the way we grow, buy and eat seafood. We find out how each of us can make a positive difference by making simple changes and asking questions about the seafood we consume.

Fish stocks around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, and yet growing populations are more dependent on these vital food sources than ever. The Water Brothers venture to the East Coast of the US and Canada to witness first-hand how overfishing has changed the local marine ecosystem and join fishermen who choose to catch their fish in a sustainable way. Alex and Tyler also visit an innovative seaweed and shellfish farmer who is trying to revolutionize the way we grow, buy and eat seafood. We find out how each of us can make a positive difference by making simple changes and asking questions about the seafood we consume.

 

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The Last Deadliest Catch may be used at the high school level in those Science and Social Studies units that examine resource management and Sustainability of Ecosystems and in Technology units that explore the concept of green energies. 

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Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (1)

    • Sustainable Consumption
  • Food & Agriculture (1)

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

    • Fisheries
  • Science and Technology (1)

    • Appropriate Technology
  • Water (1)

    • Marine Environments