Topic 6: Seafood supply chain, jobs, illegal fishing & slavery at sea

Designed for Levels 5+ and adaptable material for levels 3-5+, in topic 6 we explore more closely fisheries jobs, the seafood supply chain, illegal fishing and slavery at sea!

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6.1 Seafood Industry Jobs

Explore what it’s like to work in the seafood industry in a job that helps deliver fish to the dinner table!

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45 + minutes 

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Employment, Seafood industry, Fishing industry, Ocean to plate, Supply chain

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Seafood supply chain (6.2), Slavery at sea (6.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 7 - Fishing history, technology and innovation

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

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6.2 Seafood supply chain

Explore the chain of activities that occur between fish being taken from the sea until they arrive on your plate!

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration:  45+ minutes

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Employment, Seafood industry, Fishing industry, Ocean to plate, Supply chain

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Seafood supply chain (6.2), Slavery at sea (6.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 7 - Fishing history, technology and innovation

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

6.3 Traceable seafood supply chain

Explore the idea of a traceable seafood supply chain.  

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration:  45+ minutes

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Supply chain, Seafood industry, Traceability

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Illegal fishing 6.4), Slavery at sea (6.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 7 - Fishing history, technology and innovation

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing, Marine Stewardship Council & sustainable fishing

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6.4 Illegal fishing

Explore the problems associated with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45+ minutes 

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Slavery, Pirate, Human rights, Illegal, Unregulated, Labour rights

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Slavery at sea (6.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 7 - Fishing history, technology and innovation, Topic 9 – Diving Deeper

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing, Marine Stewardship Council & sustainable fishing, Topic 5 – Fisheries Management

Men in orange overalls moving brightly coloured crates at harbour with large ship behind

6.5 Slavery at sea

Investigate the idea that some fishing boats (not Marine Stewardship Council certified ones!) exploit their workers and how workers can effectively become slaves at sea.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45+ minutes 

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Slavery, Pirate, Human rights, Illegal, Unregulated, Labour rights

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Reviewing key concepts (6.6)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 7 - Fishing history, technology and innovation, Topic 9 – Diving Deeper

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing, Marine Stewardship Council & sustainable fishing, Topic 5 – Fisheries Management

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6.6 Review key concepts

Deepen understanding of the supply chain, illegal fishing and slavery at sea by reviewing key concepts explored during this topic.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45+ minutes 

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Supply Chain, Traceability, Illegal fishing, Slavery, Pirate, Human rights, Illegal, Unregulated, Labour rights

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): None

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 7 - Fishing history, technology and innovation; Topic 9 – Diving Deeper

📚  Prior learning: Topic 1 - Overfishing, Marine Stewardship Council & sustainable fishing; Topic 5 – Fisheries Management

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