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Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program-Issues
This site provides background and examples regarding the current fisheries concerns: bycatch issues; consequences of overfishing; habitat damage from fishing operations, and the down-side of aquaculture. By raising awareness about the impacts of fisheries and fishery practices, Monterey Bay Aquarium offers consumers a way to choose seafood products from more sustainable fisheries. Appropriate for grades 6 and up.
Grade Level: General public, Middle school, High school

Florida Seafood & Aquaculture
Official web site of the Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing, offering seafood information for both consumers and the industry to help buy, sell and market Florida seafood and aquaculture products. Provides promotional materials, supplier directories, and training for retailers, food service, wholesalers, processors, fishermen and aquaculturists. Also includes internet links, recipes, news, calendar of seafood festivals, brochures, clip art, audio and video. Includes both freshwater and marine species culture.
Grade Level: General public, Middle school, High school

FishWatch - U.S. Seafood Facts
FishWatch can help you make informed decisions about the seafood you eat by providing you with the most accurate and timely information available on the sustainability of U.S. seafood fisheries. It provides consumers with relevant, factual data to assist in decisions about sustainable seafood. These data are taken from a variety of NOAA sources, including stock assessments, fisheries surveys, fisheries management plans and amendments, environmental analyses, and cooperative research.
Grade Level: Middle school,High school,Graduate or professional

VIMS Sea Grant Seafood Education Program
Information on education programs at VIMS and on-line informational resources in seafood, fisheries, and related topics including links, news, publications, workshops and seminars. Also cooking demonstrations, professional development, and programs for chefs. Includes information on seafood safety, quality, and availability.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school

Bridge DATA - On the Half Shell: Raw Seafood
Analyze vibrio bacteria data from the Centers for Disease Control to identify trends in outbreaks.
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division

Sushi Bar: You, Me, Sushi
An innovative website where customers order from a realistic sushi bar menu to learn about international fisheries resources and impacts. Select shrimp, tuna, squid, octopus, or sea urchin to learn where resources are harvested, current fisheries methods, population status and concerns. This on-line activity also demonstrates how global our use of resources has become, with a single country dependent on seafood imports from around the world. The site also contains lesson plans on natural resources and resource management. Appropriate for grades 6 and up.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Game of Life
What does over-fishing mean? What are the effects of over-fishing on fish stocks? Through the game in this lesson, students will understand the effects of over-fishing on the sustainability of fish stocks and, thus, the ability to meet the human demand for seafood.
Grade Level: Middle school,High school

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Issues-Bycatch
An introduction to global fishery bycatch issues and impacts. Presents statistics and examples of species, fisheries and fishing gear involved in the bycatch problem. Provides examples of fishery methods that reduce bycatch, and describes management policies that could help. Promotes consumer pressure as a means to raise awareness and influence bycatch policies and practices.
Grade Level: General public, Middle school, High school

Empty Oceans
How does the human population affect the population of marine species? What can citizens do to sustain seafood populations? In this lesson, students will learn how pieces of the ocean food web, fish, are being removed faster than they can be replenished. Students will also learn how they can become informed consumers to promote sustainable seafood.
Grade Level: Middle school,High school

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant K-12 Education Resources
This collection of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant education resources includes several activities that introduce students to invasive species and seafood contamination. The goal of these activities is to educate not only students but adults on the issues of the Great Lakes. Resources are applicable to regions outside the Great Lakes.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

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