• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Salmon Growing in Tasmania

Salmon Growing in Tasmania

Year 9-10 Design & Technologies – Salmon Growing in Tasmania

Content Description

  • Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre (ACTDEK044)
  • Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK046)
  • Investigate and make judgments, within a range of technologies specialisations, on how technologies can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK047)
  • Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions against comprehensive criteria for success recognising the need for sustainability (ACTDEP051)

​The teacher guide, student activities and accompanying video enable students to undertake a series of guided investigations and develop a sound knowledge base from which to critically assess how ethical and sustainability considerations are upheld throughout all stages of the salmon production cycle in Tasmania. Students are challenged to develop a designed solution for a salmon pen that will provide the salmon better protection from predators, provide a safer working environment for the salmon farm workers and safeguard the marine environment.
These activities have been designed to be used in conjunction with the case study video.

Yr 9-10 Design & Technology – Salmon Growing Tasmania (1.1MB)

Video

This video provides an overview of Huon Aquaculture s salmon production operation at Hideaway Bay in southern Tasmania and presents a design challenge for students in regard to addressing the dual imperative of maintaining fish health and welfare and worker safety. Huon Aquaculture is one of Tasmania s leading salmon producers.

Audio description version video
Salmon Farming video transcript (49KB)

http://www.primezone.edu.au/uploaded_files/resource_uploads/import/TeachersGuide_SalmonGrowingTasmania2-A.pdf

Keywords

Fishing, aquaculture, sustainable, innovation, farmed salmon, wildcatch, seafood, ethical production, fish health and welfare, hatchery, salmon life cycle, marine environment