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Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Global Fishing Watch is the product of a technology partnership between SkyTruth, Oceana, and Google that is designed to show all of the trackable fishing activity in the ocean. This interactive web tool – currently in prototype stage – is being built to enable anyone to visualize the global fishing fleet in space and time. Global Fishing Watch will reveal the intensity of fishing effort around the world, one of the stressors contributing to the precipitous decline of our fisheries.
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Angling for sustainability

Angling for sustainability | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
There aren't always more fish in the sea. Growing community concern about over-fishing has prompted scientists to investigate the health of populations in Australian waters and to assess the impact of fishing on broader ecosystems, including the likelihood of other fish being caught accidentally.
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Option -marine environments and management 

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Salmon Farming Gets Leaner and Greener

Salmon Farming Gets Leaner and Greener | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The aquaculture industry improves its environmental footprint.
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Wow... "two years ago, global aquaculture production passed global beef production." Interesting article on the salmon industry's efforts to keep pace with consumer demand.

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Fisheries and Seafood Consumption

Fisheries and Seafood Consumption | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Students identify and characterize important fishing regions on a world map. Then they use an online interactive to research the location, sustainability, and level of human consumption for a variety of seafood fisheries.
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Marsha Farr's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:53 PM

These lessons developed by the National Geographic include lesson plans, objectives, worksheets, video and web links for further research. The lesson on Fisheries and seafood consumption will see students indentifying local fishings areas and the sustainablity of the fishing industry and the sustainability of the speicies of fish within this areas.The lessons will address the Australian Curriculum years 8-10 and can be adjusted for each year level. Links to relevant local areas would also need to be added to the lesson.

Years 8- 8.1 Examine and prioritise competing factors

in the development of technologies and

designed solutions to meet community needs

including ethics, social values and

sustainability

Year 9 and 10- 10.1 Critically analyse and explain how the

design and production of designed solutions

for global preferred futures involves complex

design processes and decisions, and can

require expertise from specialist occupations

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Seafood sustainability not a sustainable reality

Seafood sustainability not a sustainable reality | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
In 1883, the eminent English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley made his now infamous proclamation on the infinite bounty of the sea:Probably all the great sea fisheries are inexhaustible; that is to say…
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Sustainable production v. sustainable consumption

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Hopes rise that whaling season may be abandoned

Hopes rise that whaling season may be abandoned | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Whaling ship Nisshin Maru is prevented from refuelling in the Antarctic.
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Ocean winners and losers revealed in Marine Report Card

Ocean winners and losers revealed in Marine Report Card | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Fish are on the move in Australia’s waters. In southern Australia, scientists, commercial and recreational fishers, divers and beach-goers are reporting the presence of new species.
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Australia creates world's largest marine reserve network

Australia creates world's largest marine reserve network | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australia has created the world's largest network of marine reserves and will restrict fishing as well as oil and gas exploration in a major step to safeguard the environment and access to food.
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WWF - Fishing

WWF - Fishing | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Fishing supports the livelihoods of over 200 million people around the world. However, it’s estimated that since the 1950s over 75% of the marine fish stocks are now either fully exploited or overfished."

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Does the Coral Sea marine park proposal provide enough protection?

Does the Coral Sea marine park proposal provide enough protection? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

The release of the Coral Sea Commonwealth marine reserve proposal is a milestone achievement in marine protection.The area proposed to be covered is larger than that of many small European nations. But there is a caveat here: more than half of the marine reserve is not afforded full protection...

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Like eating fish? It's time to start caring where it comes from

Like eating fish? It's time to start caring where it comes from | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australians love seafood. Whether it’s fish and chips by the seaside or prawns on the barbie at Christmas, it’s integral to many of our traditions and social gatherings. Yet very little of the seafood…
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How ecosystems can keep their fish, and we can eat them too

How ecosystems can keep their fish, and we can eat them too | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Tighter bag limits for fishing could be the key to ocean conservation, according to new research showing that limiting fishing across entire regions can offer better protection than using marine reserves…
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Reef audit finds big fish lost

Reef audit finds big fish lost | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The world's first continent-wide survey of reef sea life has found big fish gone around much of the Australian coastline.
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How development organisations can tackle the fisheries challenge

How development organisations can tackle the fisheries challenge | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Olivier De Schutter: Clamp down on harmful industrial practices and support small-scale fishers to prevent 'ocean-grabbing' and overfishing
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Counting the tuna in the Pacific

Counting the tuna in the Pacific | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Tuna are vital to the ecology and economy of the Pacific, and maintaining their stocks at a sustainable level exercises the minds of thousands of scientists, bureaucrats, fishers, consumers and conservationists…...
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Ghostnets fish on: marine rubbish threatens northern Australian turtles

Ghostnets fish on: marine rubbish threatens northern Australian turtles | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Each year around 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or thrown overboard by the fisheries around the world. These “ghostnets” drift through the oceans and can continue fishing for many years.
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Super trawlers: The juggernauts of the oceans

Super trawlers: The juggernauts of the oceans | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The super trawlers are boats that should never have been built. They are anti-sustainable in design and devastating in their implementation."

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Viviene Tuckerman's comment, January 30, 2013 4:00 PM
These are absolutely loathsome!
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Troubled waters: too many fishers in the sea

Troubled waters: too many fishers in the sea | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

A ''bold stroke'' involving a huge restructure was needed to address the problems faced by the NSW fisheries, which cover more than 2100 kilometres of coastline, inland waters, rivers, estuaries and open sea.

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The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - The Fish Game

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - The Fish Game | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"You have 10 days to catch as many fish as you can. The money you make from these fish will need to support your family for the next month."

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