Watch voideo and type a 3-page paper (max is 4 -pages) Include at least on paragraph on what you
learned from this film and if it has changed your outlook on the seafood industry.
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Here are some topics to think about that you can use information in the film to write your paper:
Analyze the ecological, political, economical and/or social implications of the information presented.
What does it mean that the oceans are a biological desert.
What is the relationship between world human populations and fish numbers.
What is bycatch?
What are some traditional versus new ways of catching fish.
Why is fishing the occupation of last resort for many?
What are billfish? Described their Atlantic history and the state of the fishery now.
What is the main source of protein for many people around the world and how that is threatened.
Fishing fleet capacity versus amount of fish available.
How does plankton play a role in the fishing industry?
Where is the George’s Bank and what fisheries are found there. Are catches changing?
What is the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996, is it working?
How does bottom trawling work? What impact does it have on the ecosystem?
Why was harpooning swordfish more sustainable?
What un-targeted species do long-liners catch,
What are fishing derby? What is their history?
Specifically why was Alaska declared a disaster area and what has the response been.
What is a purse-seine vessel? How does it work?
What was the first consumer effort to address challenges in the fishing industry?
What role do chef’s play in the fishing industry?
What does the Seafood Watch Cards help consumers do?
Are fish farms good, bad or neutral considering what you have learned in the movie?
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