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English Research Links

These links will inform your Research Questions and Critical Thinking Questions.

Q3.1 INT-CAN – So what is considered to be sustainable seafood? Link 1 L1

CAN – What are some of the challenges marine life is facing? Link 2 L1

INT  Our oceans and what live in them are vitally important to us! Link 3 L1


Q3.2 INT  There are many different ways to catch fish and some are more sustainable than others: Link 4 L1 

CAN – Which methods are more sustainable than others? Link 5 L1


Q3.3 CAN-BC  What is aquaculture? What methods are used and what are their environmental impacts? Link 6 L1 

CAN-BC – Here is one organization's stance on the sustainability of closed vs. open containment aquaculture practices: Link 7 L2

CAN-BC  Let’s take a look at open-net aquaculture in BC; from an independent scientist and biologist’s perspective: Link 8 (3:25) L1 

CAN – Aquaculture in Canada is a huge industry. It has provided numerous jobs and nation-wide economic generation: Link 9 L1  


Q3.4 INT – There are many fish and marine animals that are being threatened. This great predator is an example of one of them: Link 10 L1 and: Link 11 (7:55) L1 


Q3.5 CAN – Find out more about how mercury interacts with our natural environment and how it impacts us (if you are unfamiliar with what mercury does to people click on the health concerns button on the left): Link 12 L2 

CAN – INT - Read a scientist's description of bioaccumulation and an example of how it affects the fish we eat. Link 13 L1 

INT  This site simplifies the process a little: Link 14 L1


Local Activity Links 

These links will be needed to complete your Local Activity.

INT  Use these links to find sustainable seafood options: Link 15 L1 or Link 16 L1


Helpful Optional Links

INT  Did you know…? source: Link 17 L1  

CAN  Salmon Confidential is a great movie resource looking at the challenges with BC fish farming: Link 18 (1:09:14) L2 

INT-US – Do you think you have harmful quantities of mercury in you? Find out here along with other health implications of mercury: Link 19 L1 

INT – The Salmon fishing industry has change. This video gives insight into lifestyle and recent shifts: Link 20 (5:42) L1

INT-US – Can the oceans keep up to our seafood consumption? Link 21(20:47) L1 

CAN – David Suzuki gets excited about the inter-connectedness with our oceans and marine fish and animals: Link 22 (5:31) L2 

CAN-BC  Let’s take a look at aquaculture in BC, from the fish farmers perspective: Link 23 (5:58) L1 

CAN-BC  Let’s look even deeper into fish farm challenges with Alex Morton: Link 24 (5:13) L1 

INT-US – Shark water is also a great resource: Link 25 L1 

INT  What about eating seafood after a spill? Link 26 L2 

CAN  This great video shows the impacts of bottom trawling: Link 27(4:53) L2

INT – Look up seafood choices that have less impact on the environment: Link 28 L1


Stakeholder Links

CAN-BC – The majority of First Nations in BC have made it clear they don’t want fish farms in their traditional territories. Here's why: Stakeholder 1 L1

CAN-BC – Since Time Immemorial fishing for food, social and ceremonial purposes has been a way of life for many Indigenous communities. Here's a look at some of the issues on fishing and fishing rights for Indigenous vs. non-Indigenous groups. See Introduction: Stakeholder 2 L2


Current Events

CAN –  2018 July 9th - The Guardian "One in three fish caught never makes it to the plate- UN report”. Event 1

CAN – 2017 Nov 1st - Futurity "Predicting human survival on Earth requires oceans”. The oceans are an integral part of life on Earth: Event 2

CAN - 2017 May 2nd - Vancouver Aquarium Blog - Nearly 6.4 million tons of marine debris is released into the ocean each year, approximately 10 per cent of which is from ghost fishing gear. The Ocean Wise program ensures that the seafood was harvested in a way that has minimal impacts on fisheries. Event 3

CAN – 2015 September 15 - CBC News  "Nova Scotia salmon farmed on land brought to market" Sustainable Blue, a Nova Scotia Fish Farm producer is successfully bringing closed-containment, responsibly reared fish to market: Event 4

INT – 2015 December 14 - CBC News  “Slavery in shrimp industry uncovered in major retailers and supermarkets” An Associated Press investigation reveals adults and children sold to shrimp peeling factories in Thailand: Event 5

BC – 2015 July 10th - The Tyee  “Fisherman Offered $20,000 Compensation for Proposed Salmon Farms” A major producer of farmed salmon has offered BC fisherman $20,000 to expand operations into some of the best shrimping territory on the coast of Vancouver Island: Event 6

CAN – 2015 June 2nd - The Georgia Straight  “David Suzuki: On World Oceans Day, let’s learn to treat the seas better” David Suzuki encourages Canadians to celebrate World Oceans Day by learning about the incredible diversity in our seas and how we can protect it: Event 7

INT – 2015 June 1st - Greener Package  “A quarter-million tons of plastic pollution found in oceans” The 5 Gyres Institute compiles six years and 500,000 nautical miles worth of information to provide a global estimate of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans: Event 8

INT-US – 2015 May 29th - Aljazeera  “World’s first ocean system targeting plastic pollution to launch in 2016” Dutch company Ocean Clean-up plans to launch a large floating barrier that will target and collect plastic trash from the ocean: Event 9


Liens de Recherche en Français

Ces liens informeront vos Questions de Recherche et vos Réflexions Critiques 

Les poissons et les fruits de mer des océans se font de plus en plus rares. Nous sommes encourage à consommer des poissons et fruits de mer issus de pêche durable pour protéger la vie marine. Dans ce lien, tu trouveras la définition du pêche durable et les critères qui y correspondent. Lien 1


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