Unit III Homework
In the Unit III Lesson, you learned about the overfishing and decline of the Atlantic Cod off the
coast of Nova Scotia. Other populations of fish around the world have been affected in much the
same way. This activity will help you explore which species are imperiled by current fishing
practices and which are, for now, a relatively sustainable choice for the table.
For this assignment, you will need a computer with Internet access.
(3 pts each)
Click the following link:
Under “Ocean Issues,” click “Learn about the impacts of wild-caught seafood.”
Read each tab under Wild Seafood (i.e., Wild Seafood Home, Overfishing, Illegal Fishing,
Bycatch, Habitat Damage, and Management).
Answer the following questions in your own words and in complete sentences:
1. Which kind of fish are especially affected by overfishing? Why?
2. How are species like dolphins and pelicans affected by overfishing?
3. What steps have been taken to protect the ecosystem in Alaska to protect salmon fisheries?
4. What is the MSC?