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http://www.pbs.org/emptyoceans/. Lecture 022b Empty Oceans Empty Nets (video questions). Define sustainable fisheries Early in the last century, about how big was the average size of a billfish that was caught? About how large are today's?

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Lecture 022b

Empty Oceans Empty Nets

(video questions)

  • Define sustainable fisheries

  • Early in the last century, about how big was the average size of a billfish that was caught?

  • About how large are today's?

  • What is the problem with catching small size billfish?

  • How are cod caught- large scale? - small scale?

  • What impact do each technique have to the environment?

  • What did the Federal Government do to promote fishing in the 1980's?


8. Where is George's Bank located and why is it so productive?

9. Why was George's Bank closed?

10. What is the conflict of interest occurring between the fishermen and the Fishery management Council?

11. Describe long lining.

12. What is bycatch?

13. Describe the salmon and halibut fisheries in Alaska.

14. What is an IFQ?


  • 15. Why is the Alaskan fisheries so successful? productive?

  • 16. What should you consider when purchasing fish in the market?

  • 17. What is the difference between farm-raised and wild caught salmon?

  • 18. Which would you choose to eat and why?

  • 19. What is the potential impact of catching fish on the low end of the food chain?


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