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Commercial Fishing

“Trawl Net Fish Sampling” by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Via Openverse.

It is estimated that 260 million people worldwide are supported by marine fishing. This resource examines the fishing industry and suggests choices that consumers can take to help steer it into more sustainable practices 

In this activity you and your students will:

  • Learn about the jobs supported by the fishing industry across the world.
  • Learn about some of the problems associated with commercial fishing and how it can be made more sustainable.
  • Learn about the concept of consumer pressure.
  • Carry out a survey of the fish available at a local supermarket and write to them to ask about their sourcing policies.

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This activity is part of a set of resources about the oceans of the world, developed in partnership with DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics.

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