Environmental Science students from Richard Huish College visited Plymouth to investigate fisheries management.
The trip started with a look around the port observing the different fishing techniques being used, such as demersal trawling.
The students then learnt about fisheries management. They discussed the quota system, closed seasons and controlling the fishing effort, as well as the steps being taken to make fishing more selective to reduce by-catch.
Inside the National Marine Aquarium, they heard about more general threats to marine conservation and about the various strategies used by conservation groups to reduce impacts on vital ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows.