Teacher guide Exploring the production and marketing of seafood

TLF ID M019441

This is a teacher resource containing a series of inquiry teaching sequences relating to seafood production and marketing in Australia. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a research task about the technologies and methods used in the fishing and aquaculture industries to catch and farm seafood, and to explore the challenges and opportunities in seafood production.This resource includes links to a large range of online videos and relevant websites. It also includes a fast facts section detailing some important information about Australia’s fishing and aquaculture industry.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This a highly valuable resource due to its relevance to several content descriptions in the year 9 and 10 Design and Technologies curriculum. This resource supports teaching about issues relating to the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food, specifically seafood, with a particular emaphasis on new production and digital technologies, environmental impacts of the industry, and the effect of marketing on consumers. It supports an exploration of how commercial enterprises respond to challenges and investigates materials and forces used in engineered solutions in fisheries.
  • This resource is of great value for the year 9 Science curriculum, particularly the Use and influence of science substrand as well as the Biological sciences substrand about factors that affect ecosystems. This resource is especially valuable for teaching about how science is used in the media to present views and claims about a global issue relevant to Australia. Material and tasks in this resource support investigating the impact of fish harvesting and farming on ecosystems from a range of perspectives. It also supports teaching about how society influences the development of more sustainable seafood including the adoption of innovative technologies.
  • This resource is of significant value for the sustainability cross-curriculum priority. It supports teaching about sustainability at all levels - systems, world views and futures. There are materials that can be used to explore local and global knowledge, values, views and actions relating to a sustainability issue. It demonstrates that there are broad considerations in the production of sustainable seafood, and that a balanced approach to the protection of environments, living things, and lifestyles requires a good understanding of environments, adoption of technologies, action from individuals and communities on many levels, and values of care and responsibility.
  • This is a valuable resource for the content description in the year 9 Geography curriculum about the biomes in Australia and overseas that produce some foods we consume. It supports teaching about the human alteration of biomes for seafood production and the environmental effects of these changes. It provides good opportunities to teach about the differences between natural and agricultural ecosystems involved in the production of seafood, and the effects of this production.
  • This resource has relevance to the critical and creative thinking general capability. The material and inquiry-based tasks in this resource focus on identifying, exploring and organising information gathered from a range of sources about a current issue with local and global implications. The tasks encourage the development of ideas, consideration of alternatives and possible solutions, and reflections on the broad possibilities and the thinking behind choices and strategies adopted.
Year level

9; 10

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Primary Industries Education Foundation
  • Organization: Primary Industries Education Foundation
  • URL: http://www.primaryindustrieseducation.com.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Primary Industries Education Foundation
  • Organization: Primary Industries Education Foundation
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.primaryindustrieseducation.com.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • © Primary Industries Education Foundation 2015, except where indicated otherwise. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en Under this license the material is available for free use and adaptation. Educators may use, adapt, communicate and re-publish material from the resource.