Essentials of Oceanography

Fisheries and Issues of Global Catch; Activity 1


The Ocean is vast, but its resources are finite

Empty Oceans Empty Nets (this is an excellent movie on the subject)

Map of Fish as food: per capita supply on average 2003 - 2005
Source: FAO


Activity 1: Fisheries

  • Scan/read the document from FAO and pick 4 or 5 of the most compelling plots and/or data sets. Give details about where to find them (so that others can find them in the document) and summarize, in a few sentences for each, why you chose them. Use the Canvas Discussion forum.
  • Respond to a few of the blogs written by other students

Grading criteria

See the grading rubric for specifics on how this assignment will be graded.