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Unit Plan for teaching about overfishing and sustainable fishing. Includes: Importance of the sea; overfishing; sustainable fishing; the role of the Marine Stewardship Council; and the Blue Fish Tick label.
Unit Plan for teaching about marine ecology. Includes: features of a fish, adaptations in fishes, food webs, habitat and a little about sustainable fisheries.
Unit Plan for Science & a 'Sustainable' Catch. Includes: how scientists work out a sustainable catch; MSY (Maximum Sustainable Yield); what happens when a fishery is overfished.
Unit Plan for Protecting the Marine Environment. Includes: fishing methods; environmental impacts of fishing both on other species (bycatch) and habitat; taiko / black petrel bycatch case study; new fishing methods that have improved environmental outcomes.
Unit Plan for Fisheries Management. Includes: sustainable fisheries management; traditional Māori fisheries management tools and approaches (such as rāhui and kaitiakitanga); the Aotearoa New Zealand Quota Management System (QMS); the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) and the International Law of the Sea.
Unit Planner for Fishing History. Includes: the history of fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand and the role of innovation and technology in sustainable fishing.
Unit plan that includes: Ko moana te āu. Ko āu te moana - our connection with ocean; ocean sustainability and kaitiakitanga; taking action - both when fishing and around the ocean and as a consumer; a collaborative action project.