• Some species of fish are being caught, or harvested, and eaten so quickly that their numbers are dwindling. Many are endangered and even face extinction.

    But you can help! When deciding which fish to eat for dinner, avoid species you know are endangered. Use this activity to explore some examples of endangered fish—the next time you're shopping for seafood you will know which species to avoid!

    Want more? This page is a selection from Mission:Explore Food—Sustainable Seafood by The Geography Collective. Visit our Mission:Explore Food—Sustainable Seafood page for the complete set of ocean-related missions. Looking for other types of activities? Check out The Geography Collective's website for more themed Mission:Explore adventures.

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  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    endangered species Noun

    organism threatened with extinction.

    Encyclopedic Entry: endangered species
    extinction Noun

    process of complete disappearance of a species from Earth.

    harvest Noun

    the gathering and collection of crops, including both plants and animals.

    overharvest Verb

    to use more of a resource than can be replaced naturally.

    sustainable seafood Noun

    fish, shellfish, and other aquatic organisms harvested from fish farms or fisheries that can be maintained without damaging the ecosystem.

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