Lyme bay fisheries visit Food and Nutrition pupils Thanks to Nicky Mitchard Schools Outreach Officer from Lyme Bay Fisheries Conservation Reserve and the teacher Nevil for visiting our school and providing year 9 students with the opportunity to explore the work they carry out in our local area.
The structure for the session included aspects of the GCSE including:
· Breeds of fish found in Lyme Bay
· Seasonality of these fish, methods of harvest – species that have very different life cycles and seasonal patterns
· Availability – good fish guide and interaction between fishermen and supermarkets/restaurant demand
· The importance of sustainability – ecosystem and reef communities, species and their interdependence on one another
Nevil explained to the children about the work they carry out in Lyme Bay to promote sustainability and maintain a healthy ecosystem, he included ‘Reserve Seafood,’ code of conduct, fishing to avoid reef areas, size of pots/nets etc.
Year 9 found the lesson interesting and are happy to know efforts made to ensure the healthy life of the seas in our local area