|In this lesson, you will look at examples of fisheries in crisis and how they might be salvaged. Furthermore, you will explore the importance of coastal ecosystems and the threats to their survival.|
The Atlantic Cod Fishery
For centuries, the Grand Banks
off of Newfoundland provided fishers with a bountiful supply
of cod and created jobs for thousands of people. However, since
the early 1990s, the cod have virtually disappeared. The net
effect has been the almost entire loss of a key primary industry
to the Newfoundland economy. Thousands of people lost their jobs
and the province has been forced to diversify into new areas
such as Hibernia offshore oil and high technology.
Study: Fished Out: The Rise and Fall of the Cod Fishery
had cod for dinner?"
"The seal hunt makes a comeback"
"Video prompts calls for more enforcement"
The West Coast Salmon Industry
of Pacific Salmon
Farming: A History
"Dirty driftnet fishing continues in European waters"
A1) Utilizing the information
from the website links above, download, and fill in the summary
chart for the Atlantic Cod Fishery using point form notes.
3) What challenges must be overcome
in order to effectively ban this method of fishing in the
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