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Tale of Tuna

Grade Level: 9-12

Lesson Time: 1- 1.5 hrs.

Materials Required:
ICCAT’s Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Species Summary Report <pdf download>

Natl. Science Standards
Click here for a list of the aligned National Science Education Standards. <web link>

Related Resources
Fisheries, Fish, Policy & Resource Management <web link>

Using data from the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), examine bluefin tuna fishing levels.


  • Describe the basic life history of the bluefin tuna.
  • Evaluate ICCAT international bluefin tuna fishery data to assess catch patterns in the eastern and western Atlantic.
  • Recognize the importance of stock origin and management implications.

Activity: Tale_of_Tuna <pdf download>

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