Topic 5: Fishery Management

Designed for Levels 3-5 and adaptable material for levels 5+, in topic 5 we explore the practice of fisheries management… the process that creates and enforces rules to prevent overfishing and help recovery of overfished stocks recover.

Hoki vessel

5.1 Well managed fisheries

Investigate the characteristics of a well managed fishery.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 50 + minutes 

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Using language, symbols & texts; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Kaitiakitanga, Fisheries Management, Kaitiaki / Tiaki, Sustainable fishing

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Traditional fisheries management (5.2), Quota Management System  (5.3)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 7 - Business of fishing today (7.2), Future challenges and opportunities (7.3)

📚 Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4), and Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing and sustainable catch (3.1)

Fisherman's torso with metal ruler in hand, measuring lobster. Lobster traps and sea in background

5.2 Traditional fisheries management

Investigate traditional fishery management tools including tikanga and rāhui.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration:  50+ minutes

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Using language, symbols & texts; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Rāhui, Kaitiakitanga, Tikanga, Kaitiaki / Tiaki, Rohe moana, Quota Management System

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Quota Management System (5.3), EEZ & the Law of the Sea (5.4)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 8 – Kaitiakitanga (8.2)

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2); Sustainable fishing (1.4), and Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing and sustainable catch (3.1)

5.3 QMS

5.3 Quota Management System

Explore some key features of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Quota Management System and some of the different viewpoints regarding it’s merits and success.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration:  50+ minutes

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Using language, symbols & texts; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Quota Management System (QMS), Total Allowable Catch  (TAA), Quota Management Areas (QMAs), Illegal fishing

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): EEZ & the Law of the Sea (5.4); Review (5.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 6 – Illegal fishing (6.4), Topic 7 - Business of fishing today (7.2), Future challenges and opportunities (7.3)

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2), Sustainable fishing (1.4), and Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing and sustainable catch (3.1)

A visualisation of a fishery

5.4 EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) & Law of the Sea

Explore boundaries and rights that exist in different maritime zones and how our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) compares to those allocated to other countries. 

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 50+ minutes 

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Using language, symbols & texts; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone); Continental shelf, Territorial sea, UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Review (5.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 6 – Jobs in the fishing industry (6.1), Topic 6 – Fishing supply chain (6.2)

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2), Sustainable fishing (1.4), and Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing and sustainable catch (3.1)

5.5 Review

5.5 Review Key Concepts

Deepen understanding of fisheries management including the Quota Management System (QMS) by reviewing key concepts from Topic 5.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 50+ minutes 

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

🌟 Key competencies: Thinking; Managing Self; Using language, symbols & texts; Relating to others

🔤 Keywords: Rāhui, Kaitiakitanga, Tikanga, Kaitiaki / Tiaki, Rohe moana, Quota Management System, EEZ (Exclusive Economic zone), UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): None

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 6 – Jobs in the fishing industry (6.1), Topic 6 – Fishing supply chain (6.2)

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing (1.2), Sustainable fishing (1.4), and Topic 3 – Sustainable fishing and sustainable catch 

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Protecting the marine environment - He tapu te wai, he ora te wai

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Seafood supply chain, jobs, illegal fishing & slavery at sea - Māu te taiata, māku te taiahiahi

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