Topic 3: Science and the Sustainable Catch

Designed for Levels 3-5, in topic 3 we investigate the concept of a โ€˜sustainable catchโ€™ and the role that science plays in sustainable fisheries management.

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3.1 Sustainable fishing and a sustainable catch

Activities develop understanding around the concepts of sustainable fishing and a sustainable catch

๐ŸŽš  Level: 5+

โŒš Duration: 45 + minutes 

โœ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Tikanga-ฤ-iwi, Hauora

๐ŸŒŸ Key competencies: Thinking; Managing self; Relating to others

๐Ÿ”ค Keywords: Overfishing, Bycatch, Food web, Ecosystem, Maximum Sustainable Yield, Scientists

๐Ÿ“Œ  Location: Indoors

โญ  Next steps (this topic): Scientists & the Maximum Sustainable Yield (3.2); Fisheries Science Aotearoa (3.3)

โญ  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fisheries (5.1)

๐Ÿ“š Prior learning: Topic 5 - Well managed fisheries (5.1)

3.2

3.2 Scientists and Maximum Sustainable Yield

Activities explore the role that science and scientists play in working out how many fish we can sustainably catch.  

๐ŸŽš  Level: 5+

โŒš Duration:  45+ minutes

โœ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Tikanga-ฤ-iwi, Pลซtaiao, Hauora

๐ŸŒŸ Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others 

๐Ÿ”ค Keywords: Fish stock, Migration, Mortality, Abundance, Sustainability, Biomass

๐Ÿ“Œ  Location: Indoors

โญ  Next steps (this topic): Assessing fish stocks in Aotearoa  (3.3); When fish stocks decline (3.4); Reviewing key concepts (3.5)

โญ  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fisheries (5.1); Topic 4 - Environmental impacts of fishing (4.2)

๐Ÿ“š  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4)

Off the Australian coast, a fishing ship loads tuna into a container.

3.3 How fish stocks are assessed in Aotearoa

Activities investigate how scientific data is used to assess the sustainability of fisheries in Aoteaora New Zealand.

๐ŸŽš  Level: 5+

โŒš Duration:  45+ minutes

โœ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Tikanga-ฤ-iwi, Pลซtaiao, Hauora

๐ŸŒŸ Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others

๐Ÿ”ค Keywords: Scientist, Sustainable fisheries management, Fish stock, Commercial fisheries, Fishery observers, Quota Management System, QMS, Abundance

๐Ÿ“Œ  Location: Indoors

โญ  Next steps (this topic): When fish stocks decline (3.4); Reviewing key concepts (3.5)

โญ  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fisheries (5.1); Topic 4 - Environmental impacts of fishing (4.2)

๐Ÿ“š  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4)

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3.4 When fish stocks decline

Activities investigate the consequences of declining fish stocks, and look at some real world examples of fisheries / kai moana species that have declined and the actions that have been taken here in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

๐ŸŽš  Level: 5+

โŒš Duration: 45+ minutes 

โœ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Tikanga-ฤ-iwi, Pลซtaiao, Hauora

๐ŸŒŸ Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others

๐Ÿ”ค Keywords: Habitat, Invertebrate, Vertebrate, Pelagic, Adaptation  

๐Ÿ“Œ  Location: Indoors

โญ  Next steps (this topic): Reviewing key concepts (3.5)

โญ  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fisheries (5.1); Topic 4 - Environmental impacts of fishing (4.2)

๐Ÿ“š  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4)

3.5

3.5 Review Key Concepts

Activities are designed to reinforce and review what we learnt in this topic.

๐ŸŽš  Level: 5+

โŒš Duration: 20+ minutes 

โœ Curriculum areas: Science, Social Science, Geography, Tikanga-ฤ-iwi, Pลซtaiao, Hauora

๐ŸŒŸ Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others

๐Ÿ”ค Keywords: Scientist, Sustainable fisheries management, Fish stock, Commercial fisheries, Fishery observers, Quota Management System (QMS), Abundance

๐Ÿ“Œ  Location: Indoors

โญ  Next steps (this topic): When fish stocks decline (3.4); Reviewing key concepts (3.5)

โญ  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fisheries (5.1); Topic 4 - Environmental impacts of fishing (4.2)

๐Ÿ“š  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4)

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