Case Study - Operation Guegou (Primary)

SEA SHEPHERD CASE STUDY
OPERATION GUEGOU

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Social StudiesEnglish+34-6 Grade6th,7th Grade

This lesson contains 12 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 4 videos.

time-iconLesson duration is: 20 min

Introduction

This Case Study connects with our Lessons: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing 1 - 4. It focuses on our campaign Operation Guegou supporting the government of Benin to patrol their waters for illegal fishing activity.

Instructions

This Case Study connects with our Lessons: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing 1 - 4.   It focuses on our campaign Operation Guegou supporting the government of Benin to patrol their waters for illegal fishing activity. 

This Case Study takes 20 minutes to complete.

Contact: education@seashepherdglobal.org
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SEA SHEPHERD CASE STUDY
OPERATION GUEGOU

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Introduction
This lesson is provided by Sea Shepherd.  Sea Shepherd was founded in 1977 and is a marine conservation organisation working to protect the ocean and marine wildlife.  Sea Shepherd works globally on a range of issues impacting the oceans, running numerous direct action campaigns each year.  IUU is one issue Sea Shepherd is working.

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During the lesson we will use these icons to identify the learning actions.
Documenting IUU and by-catch.
Operation Guegou - Benin

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Introducing Operation Guegou
In May 2019 Sea Shepherd joined forces with the government of Benin to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Gulf of Guinea. Sea Shepherd crew and the local non-governmental organization (NGO) Eco-Benin worked together with law enforcement agents representing the State Action on the Sea, the Navy of Benin and the Ministry of Fisheries.  With the Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker, an inaugural 20-day patrol was undertaken to stop poaching activity in the waters of Benin.

Slide 4 - Map

Benin
The map shows the location of Benin.

Slide 5 - Video

Launching Operation Guegou
Show video (2.09min) which explains the campaign and the first patrol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSlgTCKimAM&list=PLx1pnhQVtbbBsKCxtgLSHH5hkrDo6c1kH&index=17

The first patrol of a partnership, titled ‘Operation Guegou’ (local Wxla language for “Big Tuna”), resulted in the boarding and inspection of 8 fishing vessels, one of which was arrested and brought to the Beninese Port of Cotonou for not having the proper paperwork on board. The patrol covered the entirety of Benin's waters and included a particular focus on Benin’s borders with neighbouring Togo and Nigeria, where incursions by foreign industrial fishing vessels, fishing without a license, have occurred in the past.

Documenting IUU and by-catch.
Biodiversity

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Biodiversity
Beninese inspectors observed the impact of non-selective fishing methods on marine wildlife such as threatened species like silky sharks and rays, as well as a lack of regulation of fish aggregation devices, essentially ‘fish magnets’ that attract fish.

The waters of Benin are particularly rich in biodiversity as the country is positioned in a wildlife corridor frequented by migrating tuna and humpback whales. Benin also hosts the UNESCO-listed Mono Biosphere Reserve, home to nearly 2 million people in Benin and Togo and consisting of mangroves and lagoons critical to fish nurseries.


Slide 7 - Video

Arresting poachers
Show this video (1.02min), which shows the arrest of the poaching vessel Fada 18:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxZDJHBvVSE&list=PLx1pnhQVtbbBsKCxtgLSHH5hkrDo6c1kH&index=3

Slide 8 - Video

Fighting back in Benin
Show this video (2.45 min), which shows the third campaign in Benin and the results of the patrols:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl9GHuNSly8&list=PLx1pnhQVtbbBsKCxtgLSHH5hkrDo6c1kH&index=1

Slide 9 - Video

Arresting poachers
Show this video (1.58min), which shows the night time arrest of two illegal poachers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4rQwsFRups&list=PLx1pnhQVtbbBsKCxtgLSHH5hkrDo6c1kH&index=2


Write down three things you have learned?

Slide 10 - Open question

What did you learn?
Ask students to answer the following question using www.LessonUp.app or discuss in the classroom.  

“Write down three things you have learned?”



Write down one thing you didn't understand?

Slide 11 - Open question

What don’t you understand?
Ask students to answer the following question using www.LessonUp.app or discuss in the classroom.  

“Write down one thing you didn’t understand?”


www.seashepherdglobal.org

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