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Mining and Fishing - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter provides an overview of fishing techniques, aquaculture, mining laws and mineral reserves around the globe. The instructors will teach you about problems with overfishing, marine conservation, fishing treaties and more. At the end of this chapter, you'll be familiar with the following:
- Statistics on overfishing
- Earth's materials
- Global mineral reserves
- Mining safety
|Fishing Techniques and Marine Conservation: Affecting the Environment and Other Species||Looks at how the environment and non-fish species are impacted by fishing. Introduces concepts in marine conservation.|
|Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions||Presents statistics on overfishing throughout the world. Identifies potential problems and lists some solutions.|
|Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming||Defines aquaculture and lists some of its characteristics. Details how fish farming affects the environment.|
|Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems||Examines how countries across the globe have come together to protect aquatic ecosystems. Highlights the laws and treaties that have been set up.|
|Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water||Lists the four main components of the earth. Provides in-depth details on each type of material.|
|Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects||Discusses methods for sustaining the world's mineral reserves. Examines the economic implications of using up too much of these reserves and how overuse impacts the environment.|
|Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation||Summarizes mining laws and regulations. Looks at treaties developed to support mining safety and reclamation.|
1. Fishing Techniques & Their Effects on Ecosystems
Certain fishing techniques are used because they are very efficient. However, many of these techniques are also very destructive to ecosystems and the physical environment. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these techniques and how they affect the ecosystems they are used in.
2. Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions
Many of our fisheries are in decline due to overfishing, but human consumption and demand continues to rise. How do we find a balance between allowing fish stocks to recover while still feeding millions of people all over the world?
3. Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming
Although we picture fish swimming in open water, a large portion of the fish we consume is actually grown in pens. This practice of aquaculture is a growing trend worldwide and has results in a variety of environmental problems.
4. Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
Many of the world's fisheries are in decline. This has led to the creation of both national and international conservation laws to protect them and the ecosystems they inhabit, ensuring that they will be around for generations to come.
5. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water
Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.
6. Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects
Minerals are vital components of our everyday lives, but each mineral only exists in a finite amount on Earth. How do we find a balance between supporting economies while also protecting the environment and ensuring the use of minerals for future generations?
7. Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation
Mining is big business, but mines can pose numerous hazards. Because of this, both national and international laws are in place to protect miners and the environment while still allowing the products of mining to play a role in our everyday lives.
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