Video Exploring the production and marketing of seafood: producer video

TLF ID M019437

This is a video about how wild-caught lobsters are processed for export and barramundi are farmed in two South Australian businesses. The first part is presented by Andrew Laurie, the owner of Sky Seafoods, who shows the work of the lobster fishermen who supply him and how the lobsters are processed. He describes how sustainability is ensured by government regulation and how the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will benefit his live export business. The second part is presented by the Managing Director of Robarra, Lance Vater. To the background of scenes in and around the Robarra fish farm, he explains how the immense numbers of eggs produced by female barramundi, the small amount of land required for a bore-fed fish farm, the favourable ratio of feed to growth, and the recycling of nutrient-rich water give barramundi aquaculture the potential to help meet the challenges of feeding the world in 2050. The video lasts 5:01 min.

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Educational value
  • This is an excellent resource for studies of food production in the context of the secondary Geography, Design and technologies, and Economics and business curriculums. Lance Vader's presentation is especially valuable for the 'Biomes and food security' unit of study in year 9 geography, in particular for the content descriptions that refer to the challenges to food production for Australia and other areas of the world and the capacity of the world's environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.
  • The two interviews and the visuals of seafood production are of considerable relevance to the Knowledge and understanding strand of Design and technologies. The resource provides opportunities for case studies of value for those content descriptions that call for analysis of how food is produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable in years 7/8 and for investigation and judgement of how food is produced in sustainable managed environments in years 9/10.
  • Andrew Laurie's discussion of government regulation of wild lobster trapping and the implications of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement may also be of some value for the content descriptions in economics and business that refer to how and why businesses seek to create and maintain a competitive advantage in the global market (year 9) and the ways that governments manage the economy to improve economic performance (year 10).
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Economics and business
  • Geography
  • Design and technologies
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technologies
  • Design

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