Activity 5: Sustainable Fishing

NOTE: This activity is an adaptation of the lesson “Fishing for the Future” (The Curriculum Guide ©2002), currently available on the PBS website: Fishing for the Future (PDF).

Video: Activity 5: Sustainable Fishing (YouTube)

We provide the materials for an adaptation of this activity in our 4-H STEM toolkits, substituting two colors of beads to replace the candy specified in the activity. We also substitute spoons for the straws. A full printed version of our adaptation is provided (with the permission of the original authors) for those who borrow our “Sustainable Fisheries” 4-H Science Toolkit. If you would like to be emailed a copy of this activity please send your request to We regret that we do not have permission to share our version online at this time.