In this lesson, students will consider the impact of overfishing and investigate the recreational abalone fishing rules.
This lesson is part of a unit of work on the text Blueback. It assumes some previous study of the text has already been completed. View the full Unit here.
Students will require a copy of Student worksheet: Abalone fishing rules and will need access to the internet in order to complete.
Western Australian curriculum
|English||Literature||Responding to literature||ACELT1620, ACELT1621|
|English||Literacy||Interacting with others||ACELY1699, ACELY1709|
|Science||Science understanding||Biological sciences||ACSSU112|
|Science||Science as a human endeavour||Use and influence of science||ACSHE100|
|HASS||Knowledge and understanding||Civics and citizenship||ACHASSK117|
- Blueback introduces students to the concept of overfishing through the character Costello.
- Discuss with your students –
- How do they feel about Costello’s character?
- How is a commercial fisher different to a recreational fisher? (A commercial fisher is fishing for a commercial purpose – i.e. to sell their catch. Recreational fishers catch for their own personal use and are not permitted to sell their catch.)
- Do they think that fishing activities should be regulated? (i.e. should there be fishing rules in place?)
- What sort of rules should be in place?
- What does the term sustainability mean and how do fishing rules help with the sustainability of a species?
- Provide students with Student worksheet: Abalone fishing rules and direct them to the Fisheries website to find out the recreational abalone fishing rules.