Here is a list of links to additional material organized by lesson subjects. Although not comprehensive these resources can provide more in-depth information on the topics presented.


Lesson 1. Oceans and Seas

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

International Maritime Organization


National Geographic – The Ocean

NOAA Education – Oceans and Coasts

OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System

Oceans for Youth


Oceans Quiz

Save the Sea – Ocean Facts

UN Atlas of the Oceans

World Meteorological Organization

World Oceans Day


Lesson 2. Coral Reefs

Coral Reef Alliance

Corals and Coral Reefs


NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program

NOAA’s Coral Reef Information System

World Resources Institute: Reefs at Risk Map of Coral Reefs


Lesson 3. Algae


Algae Research, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History  

FAO: A Guide to the Seaweed Industry   

Fun Science Project Ideas – Algae

Harmful Algae

Harmful Algal Bloom

IOC-UNESCO Harmful Algal Bloom Programme

International Seaweed Association


Lesson 4. Marine Biodiversity

Census of Marine Life

Convention on Biological Diversity

National Geographic

OceanLink Marine Biodiversity Index

The Encyclopedia of Earth – Biodiversity

UNEP Regional Seas Programme

World Resources Institute


Lesson 5. Fish

Facts on Fish

FAO Aquatic Species Fact Sheets

FAO Cultured Aquatic Species Fact Sheets

FAO Database on Introductions of Aquatic Species

FAO FishFinder


Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Aquatic Species

Fishery Resources Monitoring System

National Geographic – Colourful Sea Creatures



Tree of Life


Lesson 6. Seabirds

Birdlife Global Seabird Programme

Birdlife International

International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries

Wikipedia – Seabirds


Lesson 7. Sea Turtles

NOAA Office of Protected Resources

NOAA: Sea Turtles

Save the Sea

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Sea Turtles Conservation and Fisheries


Lesson 8. Catching Fish

FAO Capture Fisheries

General Facts Regarding World Fisheries

Global Capture Production

Green Facts: Fisheries

Small-Scale Fisheries

WorldFish Center


Lesson 9. Farming Fish

Aquaculture – Ensuring All Is Well Down on the Fish Farm

FAO Aquaculture

Global Aquaculture Production

NACA - Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific

World Aquaculture Society

WorldFish Center


Lesson 10. Eating Fish

Composition of Fish

Global Consumption of Fish and Fishery Products

Marine Stewardship Council

National Geographic - The Impact of Seafood

Nutritional Elements in Fish

Proteins from Fish and Fish Products

Seafood Watch


Lesson 11. Life of Fishing People

Fishing People

Global Number of Fishers

International Collective in Support of Fishworkers

Small-scale Fisheries


Lesson 12. How Fish Can Help Poor and Hungry

Fish and Food Security

Fish Farming Supports HIV–affected Families in Africa

Vulnerability and Poverty

Sustainable Livelihoods Approach


Lesson 13. Illegal Fishing

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Monitoring, Control and Surveillance


Lesson 14. Overfishing

Documentary: The End of the Line - Imagine a World without Fish (2009)

Encyclopedia of Earth: Overfishing

NOAA: Overfishing

Overfishing: A Threat to Marine Biodiversity

See the Sea


Lesson 15. Bycatch

FAO on Bycatch and Discards

Ghost Fishing

Global Bycatch Assessment of Long-Lived Species Project

Managing Bycatch and Reducing Discards



Reduction of Bycatch and Discards

TVE/FAO Documentary “Potted Shrimps”


Lesson 16. Selective Fishing

FAO: The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries

NOAA: Turtle Excluder Devices

Selectivity of Gear

TVE/FAO Documentary “Potted Shrimps”

WWF: Selective Fishing Gear


Lesson 17. Responsible Fishing

Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Global Forum on Oceans

I am the Ocean

International Ocean Institute

Margarita Lizárraga Award

Oceans and the Law of the Sea

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

What is the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries?