Teaching Global Fisheries and Sustainability

The world's fisheries are in decline. Overfishing, destructive fishing practices, and pollution are taking their toll. This site supports educators and students who would like to teach or learn more about the world's fisheries and factors that affect their health and sustainability. The "Fishing Game" is a powerful simulations that support an understanding of how management policies and the "Tragedy of the Commons" affect the sustainability of the world's fisheries.

The goal of the Fishing Game is that players will understand why companies that profit from shared resources nearly always over-exploit them, and what management strategies might help sustain them and still provide a long term profit. It is a powerful simulation of the "Tragedy of the Commons." This game is based on the "Fishbanks Game" by Prof. Dennis Meadows.

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