Topic 7: Fishing history, technology and innovation

Designed for Levels 5+ and adaptable material for levels 3-5+, in topic 7 we explore the past, present and future of fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand!

7.1 History of Aotearoa fishing

Investigate how our use and management of Aotearoa New Zealand fish stocks has changed over time and some key moments in our fishing history. 

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 50 + minutes 

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Treaty settlement

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Aotearoa: Business of fishing today (7.2), Future opportunities and challenges (7.3), Exploration, innovation and enterprise (7.4)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 8 - Taking action, values, choice & responsibilities

📚 Prior learning: Topic 5 – Fisheries Management

7.2 Business of fishing today

Investigate the size and economic value of Aotearoa’s seafood industry. 

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration:  50+ minutes

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Sustainable, Exports, Production, Fishing industry, Consumption

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Future opportunities and challenges (7.3), Exploration, innovation and enterprise (7.4)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 8 - Taking action, values, choice & responsibilities

📚  Prior learning: Topic 5 – Fisheries Management

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7.3 Future challenges and opportunities

Explore global seafood industry production and consumption patterns and investigate whether current seafood consumption and production is sustainable?

🎚  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: Growth, Sustainable development, Consumption, Production

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Exploration, innovation and enterprise (7.4)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 8 - Taking action, values, choice & responsibilities

📚  Prior learning: Topic 5 – Fisheries Management

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7.4 Exploration, innovation and enterprise

Investigate several local and global examples of innovative approaches to seafood production and supply chain.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45+ minutes 

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Innovation, Exploration, Enterprise

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): Review (7.5)

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 8 - Taking action, values, choice & responsibilities, Topic 9 – Diving Deeper

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

7.5 Review key concepts

Review learning from this topic using the activities provided below.

🎚  Level: 3-5+

Duration: 45+ minutes 

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

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

🔤 Keywords: Innovation, Exploration, Exports, Seafood Industry, Consumption, Production, Sustainable Development

📌  Location: Indoors

⏭  Next steps (this topic): None

⏭  Next steps (other topics): Topic 8 - Taking action, values, choice & responsibilities, Topic 9 – Diving Deeper

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