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Brooklyn in 1924

This is an excerpt from a 1924 silent documentary that was probably entitled 'Hawkesbury River and Wiseman's Ferry'. The excerpt features footage of the Brooklyn area, north of Sydney, New South Wales, on the Hawkesbury River. It shows sheds, jetties with moored small boats, houses in the bush above, and sandstone outcrops. ...

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French souvenir doll with fishing net and basket of mussels, 1890-1900

This is a female doll with a fishing net and a basket of mussels. It was probably made to be a souvenir of a French coastal town, and would have been intended for display rather than play. It was made in France from bisque (unglazed pottery), wood, cotton, human hair and wool between 1880 and 1900. The body and legs are ...

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Introduced marine organisms in Port Phillip Bay

This is an information sheet describing some of the approximately 100 marine species that have been introduced accidentally to Port Phillip Bay.

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Fish - from ocean to table

Have you ever eaten fish for dinner? This clip tells the story of how fish come from the sea to your plate. See how fish are caught, bought and sold. Watch a fish being cut into fillets and find out what happens to the bits we don't eat.

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Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

This is a 3:47-minute video about the international importance of the 1995 Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The video, which contains visuals of fishing, fish farming and fish processing, explains how the industries contribute to global ...

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Persuasive writing: albatrosses under threat

Imagine you are an ecologist who is desperate to save an endangered bird species, the Wandering Albatross. How can you convince people to support your cause? In this audio clip, explore how language choices can have a big impact on your audience.

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Artificial reefs: developing new farms

Discover a new type of fish farming. The Western Australian Government is building two prototype reefs to demonstrate how artificial reefs can be friendly to the environment and increase fish numbers. Watch as Brad Adams, an abalone farmer, shows you his experimental reefs. See how successful he is at sourcing his abalone ...

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Artificial reefs and the mining boom

Has the mining boom with its 'fly-in fly-out' workers led to pressure on fish stocks in Western Australia? A leading recreational fishing body says it has. Explore whether creating artificial reefs might be a solution. A Western Australian mining and fisheries minister explains why he thinks it could work. He also talks ...

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Artificial reefs and the 'wild-caught' industry

Join abalone farmer Brad Adams under water as he shows you the site of his abalone farm. Brad explains why his abalone are classed as 'wild-caught'. Find out about the role that artificial reefs will play in his expanding farming operation.

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Mussels on the market

A seafood company in Triabunna, south-eastern Tasmania, has embarked on a new endeavour: growing and harvesting mussels. Although mussels are nutritious and relatively easy to cook, Australia's consumption levels are very low compared to those in other places in the world. Could the company's new product change the way ...

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Environmental fears over proposed barramundi farm

Managed fish farms are often touted as a sustainable solution to the problem of overfishing. However, a proposed sea cage barramundi farm near Darwin has drawn criticism from environmentalists as well as local fisherman. These groups are concerned about the farm's environmental impact, citing damage caused by similar projects ...

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The Conversation: aquaculture

This resource consists of a number of news articles and analytical pieces under the topic of aquaculture, within which there is one article that investigates the role of sustainable fish farming as world fish production overtakes world beef production. The article compares the environmental impact of both trawl fishing ...

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Down on the mussel farm in Tasmania

Australia's largest and deepest mussel farm is located in the pristine waters on Tasmania's east coast. Watch this clip to find out about blue-lipped mussels growing in Spring Bay Seafoods' 1,700 hectare farm and the aquatic environment that supports them. This is a farm quite unlike most farms you may be familiar with.

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Going to school on sardines

Why might scientists research sardines by sampling schools of these pelagic fish? In this clip, find out about the links between knowing reproduction rates of sardines, their population numbers and sustainable fishing.

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Aquaculture fishes for the future

We all have the ability to make choices. When it comes to the food we choose to eat, some of our decisions could lead to large changes in food production. Choosing farmed fish supports the aquaculture industry. While this industry is not without its own environmental issues, can it contribute to sustainable fish stocks?

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Is the fish you buy sustainably caught?

How sustainable are Australia's fisheries? According to recent reports, Australia's management of fish stocks is among the best in the world. Watch this clip to find out why some countries certify wild-caught fish as sustainable and hear why this may not be necessary in Australia. Why are some large supermarket chains in ...

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Fish stocks: three points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of banning commercial fishing in a coastal community. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from local residents such as a fisherman, an environmental scientist and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of ecological sustainability, ...

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Fish stocks: two points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of banning commercial fishing in a coastal community. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from local residents such as a fisherman, an environmental scientist and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of ecological sustainability, ...

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Exploring industries

Look at the range of jobs in the seafood industry and related industry sectors. Trace the career path of an aquaculture technician. Look at her reasons for choosing the industry and studying certificate and diploma courses. Answer questions about career planning. For example, identify advantages of looking at a broad range ...

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Responsible fishing in Western Australia: write an article

Go fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to support a responsible position. For example, ...