Biology | Geography

Pedagogic content

  • Blue economy
  • Fisheries resources
  • Traditional activities: fishing, aquaculture


No specific requisites

New competencies targeted


  • Improve their spatial, map-reading, and observation skills
  • Recognize the varieties of fish resources
  • Discover the economic sector of professional fishing
  • Understand the supply channels for fish products
  • Making the difference between professional fishing and marine farming



Get a map of Mediterranean fish on the internet (many free sources of rights available on the Internet easily downloadable) to be distributed in the class;


Get a world map which will be displayed on the board,


Have a map (plan) of the city that will be displayed on the board;


Have a map (plan) of the city that will be displayed on the board;


Take in reference the elements of the chapter on the economy of the sea.


Teacher, animator or expert introduces the main concepts of professional fishing (artisanal fishing, industrial fishing, marine farming) and the problem of depletion of fish stocks.


Bing studther in groups of 4 and ask them to answer collectively the following four questions: 

  • Which fish species do you know? Which one do you eat? Circle them if you find them on the map of Mediterranean fish.
  • Where can we buy these fish? Supermarkets, fish/local market, fish shops etc.
  • Why some fish are not on the map?
  • Who fished Mediterranean fish and how are they sold?

A representative of one of the groups explains the results to the class. As the student explains, the teacher places on the map the places where the fishes are caught and sold, and from where are the other fishes which not come from Mediterranean Sea (i.e.: salmon, scallop shells...).


At the end of the restitution, the teacher summarizes the work of the groups which allow him/her to address issues related to the class curriculum:

  • Fisheries resources management (stock depletion),
  • Production methods: industrial fishing, local artisanal fishing, aquaculture (salmon, sea bream, sea bass),
  • Consumption of renewable resources: industrial fish processed in factories (breaded fish squares), local fishery products and different market prices...
  • Fisheries diversification measures, preservation of stocks... (quota).

Additional Info

Type of Activity: Experimental activities
Target Audience: From 11 years old
Place: Classroom, School library
Material need: World map 
Map of Mediterranean fish to print for students (appendix 1)
Map, city plan (in order to place the supermarket, local markets etc.)
Video projector to display videos,  pictures of fishing from the links  provided
Duration of Activity: IMPLEMENTATION:

2 - 3 hours

Authorship and ressources conditions to use: Petra Patrimonia  No authorization required
Topic of this Experiences: Maritime Economy
Additional resources: Pdf Version