Topic 4: Protecting the Marine Environment

Designed for Levels 3-5 and adaptable material for levels 3-5+, in topic 4 we explore fishing methods and some of the environmental effects of fishing including bycatch and impacts on habitat.

4.1

4.1 Fishing methods

Explore a range of methods commonly used in commercial fishing.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45 + minutes 

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Purse seine, Gill net, Long-line, Bycatch, Demersal, Pelagic, Dredge

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Protecting the marine environment (4.2), Tāiko (Black Petrel) as bycatch (4.3), New and modified fishing methods (4.4)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fishing (5.1)

📚 Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4)

4.2

4.2 Environmental Impacts of Fishing

These activities explore the environmental impacts of fishing including bycatch. When fish or other marine species are caught by accident while trying to catch another type of fish, 'bycatch' species are caught by mistake.  

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration:  45+ minutes

Curriculum areas: Science, Pūtaiao, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Social Studies, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Geography

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others 

🔤 Keywords: Bycatch, Fishing method, Target species, Habitat, Non-target species

📌  Location: Indoors & Outdoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Tāiko (Black Petrel) as bycatch (4.3), New and modified fishing methods (4.4)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fishing (5.1)

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4)

4.3 Tāiko (Black Petrel) Bycatch

Activities deepen understanding of bycatch and look at Tāiko or Black Petrel as an example of an endemic species that are sometimes impacted by fishing.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration:  45+ minutes

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Bycatch, Fishing method, Trawling, Long lining, Non-target species

📌  Location: Indoors & Outdoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): New and modified fishing methods (4.4)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fishing (5.1)

📚  Prior learning: Protecting the marine environment (4.2)

4.4 Reducing impacts: New & Modified fishing methods

In these activities we take a peak at some of the innovations in Aotearoa New Zealand that are currently helping to reduce environmental impacts of fishing, and the role that the MSC plays internationally in protecting the marine environment.  

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45+ minutes 

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Trawl, Certification, Pelagic, Bycatch

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Reviewing key concepts (4.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fishing (5.1)

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4); Fishing methods (4.1)

4.5

4.5 Review Key Concepts

Deepen understanding of how the impacts of fishing on the environment can be improved by reviewing key concepts explored during this topic.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45+ minutes 

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Bycatch, Fishing method, Trawling, Non-target species, Purse seine, Gill net, Longline, Bycatch, Demersal, Pelagic, Dredge

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): None

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 5 - Well managed fishing (5.1)

📚  Prior learning: Fishing methods (4.1), Protecting the marine environment (4.2), Tāiko (Black Petrel) as bycatch (4.3), New and modified fishing methods (4.4)

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Science and the sustainable catch - Mā tō rourou, mā taku rourou ka ora ai te tangata

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Fishery management - Mā te kanae anō te kanae hei kōrero. Mā te tāmure anō te tāmure hei kōrero. Mā te pāpaka anō te pāpaka hei kōrero

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