Sustaining Our Ocean Resources

This lesson gives students a basic introduction to fisheries, why they are important, and the various methods used to maintain sustainable levels of various marine organisms. Students then have an opportunity to use the capture-recapture model to investigate how scientists monitor the size and number of a marine population and monitor whether fish populations are decreasing.

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buoys, capture-recapture method, electronic logs, fish aggregating devices, fishery, GPS, L50, satellite tracking tags, satellites