Topic 1: Overfishing, the MSC and sustainable fishing

Designed for Levels 3-5, Topic 1 introduces the Marine Stewardship Council and the concepts of overfishing and sustainable fishing.

1.1 Importance of the sea

Explore the importance of the sea to us and how we are connected to it.

🎚  Level: 3-5

⌚ Duration: 45 minutes 

✍ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Pūtaiao, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Hauora

🔤 Keywords: Ocean, Tūpuna, Kaitiakitanga, Whakapapa, Kaitiaki, Taonga [Treasure]

📌  Location: Indoors

  Next steps (this topic): Overfishing (1.2), Blue fish tick (1.3), Sustainable fishing (1.4), Reviewing key concepts (1.5).

  Next steps (other topics): Topic 2 – Fishy connections (2.1), Topic 8  Ko āu te moana (8.1)
Bycatch in net

1.2 Overfishing

Investigate overfishing and how it impacts people and environments. 

🎚  Level: 3-5

⌚ Duration:  45+ minutes

✍ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Pūtaiao, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Hauora

🔤 Keywords: Overfishing, sustainable fishing, fishery, marine migration

📌  Location: Indoors

  Next steps (this topic): Blue fish tick (1.3), Sustainable fishing (1.4), Reviewing key concepts (1.5)

  Next steps (other topics): Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing & sustainable catch (3.1), Topic 5  – Well-managed fisheries (5.1)

Find the blue fish tick on Sealord products

1.3 The blue fish tick label

Develop an understanding of the blue fish tick label and what the Marine Stewardship Council does!

🎚  Level: 3-5

⌚ Duration:  45+ minutes

✍ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Pūtaiao, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Hauora

🔤 Keywords: Sustainable fishing, Marine Stewardship Council, blue fish tick

📌  Location: Indoors + field trip

  Next steps (this topic): Sustainable fishing (1.4), Reviewing key concepts (1.5)

  Next steps (other topics): Topic 6 – Traceable seafood supply chain (6.3), Topic 8 – Taking action: Consumer Choice (8.4)

Hoki vessel

1.4 Sustainable fishing

Investigate the idea of sustainable fishing as an alternative to overfishing.

🎚  Level
: 3-5

⌚ Duration: 45+ minutes 

✍ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Pūtaiao, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Hauora

🔤 Keywords: Overfishing, sustainable fishing, fishery, migration, marine, ocean 

📌  Location: Indoors

  Next steps (this topic): Reviewing key concepts (1.5)

  Next steps (other topics): Topic 2 – Fishy Connections (2.1), Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing & sustainable catch (3.1)

Small scale fishing Africa

1.5 Reviewing key concepts

Review Topic 1 learning, including new words and concepts.

🎚  Level
: 3-5

⌚ Duration:  45+ minutes

✍ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Pūtaiao, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Hauora

🔤 Keywords: Overfishing, sustainable fishing, fishery, migration, marine, ocean 

📌  Location: Indoors

  Next steps (other topics): Topic 2 – Fishy connections (2.1), Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing & sustainable catch (3.1)

Forward to Topic 2

Forward to Topic 2

Ecology - He kura kainga te moana, he kura huna te moana

Explore Topic 2
Topic selector

Topic selector

Te Kawa o Tangaroa: all topics

Explore all topics

 

Sign up for teacher updates

Sign up for teacher updates

Each quarter, we'll feature the latest education resources, upcoming calendar dates, competitions and the very best ocean-related stories.

Subscribe
  • '{{item.Image.Title}}', {{item.Image.Artist}}, {{item.Image.Description}}