Understanding Overfishing

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Something's fishy here! Fishermen are having trouble catching enough fish to supply the demand due to years of overfishing. Bycatch, the unintentional harvesting of unwanted fish, is also a serious situation. Follow the viewing of this short visual with a research assignment where your ecologists gather current statistics on overfishing and legislation that is attempting to put an end to the waste.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Critical thinking discussion questions are provided as a follow-up
  • Links to related websites can be found in the Dig Deeper tab
  • Lesson can be flipped, i.e. customized with your own questions
  • Can be used when addressing NGSS HS-ESS3-6
Cons

  • Does not delve into how different organizations are working to address the problem
Common Core