Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming


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Which of the following are grown in aquaculture facilities?

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1. What is the appropriate definition of overharvesting?

2. Which of the following statements about aquaculture is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aquaculture is the practice of growing fish in enclosed pens and nets and harvesting them to supply the world's seafood market. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on the factors that led to the rise of the aquaculture industry and the environmental consequences of fish farming.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Types of aquaculture facilities
  • The definition of overharvesting
  • Environmental risks of aquaculture
  • Misconceptions about fish farming
  • The state of marine fish populations worldwide

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the benefits and risks of aquaculture
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of aquaculture to answer questions about the risks that fish farming poses to the environment
  • Critical thinking - use information about fish farming to examine the idea of aquaculture as a solution to overfishing in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on aquaculture and the consequences of fish farming. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the problem that led to the growth of aquaculture
  • Understand the size and scope of the aquaculture industry
  • Know the environmental consequences of fish farming
  • Understand how aquaculture can increase overfishing
  • Define sustainable methods of fishing