Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VA SEA 2019 Lesson Plans
This activity invites students to assume the role of various stakeholders in fisheries management and actively discuss the influence of economics, ecology and human interactions in decision-making.
Students will demonstrate their argument for/against a certain regulation by participating as a specific stakeholder (i.e. commercial fisher, recreational fisher, scientists/researcher, environmental group, management agency, and citizen). Students will recognize that stakeholders tend to advocate based on their individual needs, often making it difficult for proposed policies to satisfy the needs of all stakeholders and achieve sustainability goals.
Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, environmental management, fisheries
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This lesson was developed in alignment with the 2010 Virginia Department of Education’s Science Standards of Learning.
VA SEA is supported by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Virginia Sea Grant, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Program.
White, S. (2019) One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Whose Fish? Subjects: Life Science, Environmental Science, Marine / Ocean Science. VA SEA 2019 Lesson Plans. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/h68v-hk87