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Sustainable seafood

The Pacific Northwest is renowned for some of the best seafood in the world.  With our coastline home to over 400 different marine fish species, it serves as a large part of west coast life. 

Overfishing is a global problem.  It is now the second largest sustainability challenge after climate change. Understanding the different methods involved in capture or rearing of our seafood and the environmental impacts involved in each sends a very important message about what is truly at stake. 

+Program Description

Students take an in-depth look at the process from capture to the point our seafood arrives on our plates. Students are introduced to the impacts of overfishing, climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction on our oceans. Students are also encouraged to make cause-effect relationships and brainstorm ways each pereson can positively address these environmental challenges. This program provides students with the facts and demonstrates the power each person holds to help ensure a sustainable future of our fish.


Grades: 4-12
Location: In-class (Available in Delta and New Westminster, BC)
Duration: 75 mins

  • The nature of sustainable practices around BC's resources (Gr. 5)
  • First Peoples concepts of interconnectedness in the environment (Gr. 5)
  • First Peoples knowledge of sustainable practices (Gr. 5)
  • Survival needs (Gr. 7)
  • Unsustainability and sustainability of systems (Gr. 9-11)
  • First Peoples knowledge of interconnectedness and sustainability (Gr. 9)
  • Extinctions (Gr. 10)
  • Relationships and interactions in ecosystems (Gr. 11)
  • Benefits of healthy ecosystems (Gr. 11)
  • Humans as agents of change (Gr. 11)
  • Conservation and restoration (all grades)