Modified by Jessica Haapkyla 2014-04-15
Conservation of a species is complicated by human needs and desires for products that use those species. Better management of seahorse fisheries and stopping the degradation of seahorse habitat relies on finding new ways for local fishermen to earn an income instead of fishing for seahorses. Other ways to stop the decline of seahorse populations is to establish marine protected areas, enforce stronger legislation and deliver more effective environmental education.
Please consider the following questions: What human needs or wants are met by the harvesting of seahorses? What where some of the economic considerations that you needed to understand? What where some of the cultural considerations that you needed to understand? What actions can you personally take to ? What actions could your class take to save the seahorses?