4.3 Aquatic Food Production Systems

Humans rely on aquatic systems for food but wild fisheries are often unsustainably exploited leading to environmental degradation.

Aquaculture (fish farming) may provide a means of meeting demands, but it too can cause environmental damage.


1Aquatic systems as a source of food
2Wild fishing and maximum sustainable yields
Video task
3Fish farming
Chapter Workbook
Vocabulary Sheet

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Full PSOW here.

Essay Task

“A move towards aquaculture is essential for a future of sustainable fishing.” 

Do you agree with this statement? Justify your opinion. [9 marks]

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Google Docs Version

Google Docs 4.3 essay

Open the link and make a copy to your own drive. The doc can easily be shared as an “Assignment” on Google Classroom.

A markbands rubric designed for Google Classroom is available here.