Sustainable U.S. Seafood: What's science got to do with it?

This curriculum serves to inspire educators with ways they can integrate real scientific data into lessons about how science is used to ensure sustainable U.S. seafood..


Overview and Lesson 1: Fishing for the Future(PDF)
Learn why responsible resource management is important to ensuring sustainable seafood. Lesson 1 ppt
Lesson 2: How many fish are there? (PDF)
Learn how difficult it is to estimate fish populations and the complexities of counting fish in the ocean. Lesson 2 ppt
Lesson 3: Age Matters! (PDF)
Learn about the aspects of fish biology that are important to sustainable harvesting, like the age of a fish or how old they are when they first reproduce. Lesson 3 ppt
Lesson 4: Survival in a dangerous environment (PDF)
Learn why understanding what happens throughout a fish's life history is important to understanding the size of a population. Lesson 4 ppt
Lesson 5: Solving the ecosystem puzzle (PDF)
Learn how ecosystem interactions are linked to the health of a fish population. Lesson 5 ppt
Lesson 6: Responsible Management (PDF)
Learn how an integrated process helps keep U.S. seafood sustainable. Lesson 6 ppt

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email Rebecca F Reuter with questions or comments.