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Rutgers University


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics

Resource Type

  • Videos, 10 minutes, 30 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey


YouTube Video

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change: A New Jersey Perspective

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  • This engaging video educates students about the impacts of increasing temperatures and ocean acidification on fisheries and marine ecosystems. 
  • The video highlights the effects of these changes on businesses and individuals in New Jersey.
Teaching Tips


  • This video incorporates a variety of sources and perspectives, including Rutgers University professors and New Jersey fisheries professionals.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students would benefit from having prior knowledge of the term climate change and a general understanding of the impacts it causes on the ocean environment. 
  • The video content ends at 9 minutes, 30 seconds and then displays credits.


Scientist Notes
The video shows risk associated with fishing livelihoods in relation to climate change. It presents evidence of uncertainties and the impacts of climate change on the ocean and its resources, shellfish diseases, migration of marine resources to new areas due to warming ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, and other vulnerabilities. This prompts for urgent climate adaptation and mitigation of CO2 levels to reduce climate risks on coastal communities and their livelihoods. The resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
      • HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
      • HS-ESS3-3 Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
      • HS-ESS3-6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Economics
      • D2.Eco.15.9-12 Explain how current globalization trends and policies affect economic growth, labor markets, rights of citizens, the environment, and resource and income distribution in different nations.
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.6.6-8 Draw on multiple disciplinary lenses to analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
      • D4.6.9-12 Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.
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