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View Resource I'll Trade You a Bag of Chips, Two Cookies, and $60,000 for Your Tuna Fish Sandwich

This lesson introduces the concept of supply and demand for fishery resources, using tuna as an example. Provides background information and creates scenarios for student participation, role playing first as a consumer purchasing increasingly expensive fish, then as a fisherman trying to catch and sell fish. Through two online graphing exercises, students see how demand, supply and price are...

View Resource Knowledge and Skill Guidelines for Aquaculture Technicians

The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) has provided this overview of knowledge and skill guidelines for aquaculture technicians. The report begins with detailing the background of the creation of these guidelines, which occurred at the third annual Rhode Island Aquaculture Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island. Competency areas for aquaculture technicians outlined in the report...

View Resource NCSR: Shrimp Farming - Environmental and Social Impacts

This is a lecture-based activity designed to stimulate discussion in the classroom. Students are introduced to shrimp aquaculture and harvest and consider the environmental and social impacts of shrimp farming. The activity takes about 30 minutes.

View Resource NCSR: Where Does Your Seafood Come From?

This activity is designed to familiarize students with seafood products that are being sold in their community and to have them investigate the conservation characteristics (stock status, harvest method, wild-caught or aquaculture product, etc.) of those species. Approximately 3-4 hours of class or laboratory time will be needed to complete this activity.

View Resource Ocean Planet: Ocean Market

This website includes a unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. Lesson plan focuses on foods, materials and medicines that comes form marine life, how these resources are harvested and processed and the impacts of fisheries. Students identify and classify consumer goods from the ocean and calculate their cost. Unit includes: background essay; teacher instructions; forms for...

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