Satoo Room 8

Spruce Avenue Junior High

Conservation Initiative: Sustainable Fishing

Sustainable fishing is a critical issue that demands our attention as we strive to preserve our oceans and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on fishing for their survival. Recently, my class had the opportunity to work together as passionate students who shared a commitment to this cause. Through our collaboration, we learned about the importance of sustainable fishing practices and the detrimental effects of overfishing. One of my students commented, “I never realized how much damage overfishing can cause. It’s eye-opening to see how we can make a difference through small changes in our actions.” Together, we explored alternative methods of fishing, such as using traps and hooks instead of nets, which can minimize the capture of non-targeted species. We also discussed the impact of climate change on fishing and the need for adaptive strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability of our oceans. My students did a tremendous job of making group presentations, and we are planning to continue educating other classes on the importance of sustainable fishing practices to help protect our oceans and the communities that depend on them.

This Conservation Project was made possible by
Doug Warren.