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'Understanding Overfishing' provides an effective introduction to the importance of fishing (fish is the largest source of food on the planet); the reasons for the decline in fish stocks (overfishing as a result of inflated fishing limits and technology that allows us to find and catch more fish); the fundamental problem with aquaculture (based on big fish eating small fish); and the needed response if the challenge is to be met (citizen pressure on politicians)
Students have an opportunity to explore the issue of overfishing in the following curriculum areas
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