Case Study - Operation Driftnet (Primary)

SEA SHEPHERD CASE STUDY
OPERATION DRIFTNET
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Social StudiesEnglish+44-6 Grade6th,7th Grade

This lesson contains 11 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 3 videos.

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Introduction

This Case Study connects with our Lesson Plans: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing. It focuses on our campaign Operation Driftnet.

Instructions

This Case Study connects with our Lesson Plans: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing 1-3.   It focuses on our campaign Operation Driftnet. 

This Case Study takes 15 minutes to complete.

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

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This lesson is provided by Sea Shepherd.  Sea Shepherd was founded in 1977 and is a marine conservation organisation working to protect the oceans 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 area Sea Shepherd is working on to help stop marine life dying.
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During the lesson we will use these icons to identify the learning actions.
Operation Driftnet January 2016.
Patrolling for illegal vessels - found driftnets.
Operation Driftnet January 2016.
Patrolling for illegal vessels - found driftnets.

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Operation Driftnet
While patrolling in January 2016 for illegal fishing vessels the Sea Shepherd vessel the Steve Irwin came across a fleet of six vessels using driftnets.

Upon seeing the Steve Irwin the fleet abandoned its net and started to run. Driftnets were banned by a United Nations Moratorium in 1992, solely because of the destruction they wreak upon the oceans. Driftnets catch everything in their path, as a 100m deep wall of net floats just beneath the surface.

Slide 4 - Video

Retrieving the driftnet
The crew of the Steve got to see how destructive driftnets are when they collected 5 km of abandoned net and recovered 321 animals across 12 different species, including sharks, seals and dolphins that had drowned in the net, as well as the target species, the critically endangered Southern Bluefin Tuna and Albacore.

Show the video (4.51min), which shows the illegal vessels being located and the drfitnets being removed from the water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM6xhglkgxs&list=PLx1pnhQVtbbAwmcMekiN8nz5ectOb_cV7&index=2

Slide 5 - Video

Chasing poachers
The Steve Irwin followed the Fu Yuan Yu illegal drift-netting fleet back to China, collecting and documenting evidence on their operations, which was then handed over to Chinese authorities.

Show the video (1.50 min), which shows the Steve Irwin documenting and following the illegal vessel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYNa6GKuUb4&list=PLx1pnhQVtbbAwmcMekiN8nz5ectOb_cV7&index=1

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Prosecuting poachers
Chinese authorities conducted an investigation of the fleet and determined that they had been operating illegally.  

The licenses of all vessels owned by the company behind this fleet of 6 were suspended, the Fu Yuan Yu fleet is to remain in port, the captains of the vessels had their certificates as Masters (captains) revoked and each vessel was issued with a fine.

Show the video (1.56 min), which provides a summary of the outcome of this campaign with the illegal vessels being prosecuted by the Chinese government.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy01JNh4IrY&list=PLx1pnhQVtbbAwmcMekiN8nz5ectOb_cV7&index=6



Name four species impacted by driftnets?

Slide 7 - Open question

Ask students to complete their answers to the following question using the www.LessonUp.app or discuss in classroom.

“Name four species impacted by driftnets?”



Why are driftnets so effective
at killing marine wildlife?

Slide 8 - Open question

Ask students to complete their answers to the following question using the www.LessonUp.app or discuss in classroom.

“Why are driftnets so effective at killing marine life?”



Write down one thing you have learned?

Slide 9 - Open question

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

“Write down one thing you have learned?”



Write down one thing you didn't understand?

Slide 10 - 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?”

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