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One Fish, Two Fish, Redfish, You Fish!

by: Katherine White, Maryellen Timmons, and Paul Medders

The recreational fishing activity presented in this article provides a hands-on, problem-based experience for students; it unites biology, math, economics, environmental policy, and population dynamics concepts. In addition, the activity allows students to shape environmental policy in a realistic setting and evaluate their peers' work. By focusing on recreational—rather than commercial—fisheries, the activity drives home the connection between students and natural resources and makes an abstract topic more personal.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2011Stock # tst11_078_02_28Volume 078Issue 02

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