Download This Full Lesson: Geography of Aquaculture
Lesson Description: Aquaculture is not a new technology. Sea vegetables, fish, and shellfish have been grown for hundreds, even thousands, of years throughout the world. China and Japan are examples of countries that have used and relied upon aquaculture for generations. This lesson will first focus on the history and origins of aquaculture followed by a geography exercise where students will locate and identify different countries that use aquaculture on a regular basis. Students will then locate and identify local aquaculture businesses along the coast of Maine using maps or charts. The goal of this lesson is to help students understand that aquaculture is not a new technology and that the U.S. is just now transitioning to this practice, with Maine being the leader in shellfish and kelp aquaculture.
- How long and in what ways have humans been involved in aquaculture as a way to produce food?
- What are the differences between wild harvest and seaweed aquaculture businesses?
- Where are some local shellfish and seaweed aquaculture businesses located along the coast of Maine?
- How might the presence of an aquaculture business affect a community?
- recognize that humans have been practicing aquaculture for thousands of years.
- explain the difference between wild harvest and aquacultured seaweed.
- identify aquaculture businesses in their community and
- explain the impact of those businesses on the community.
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