Kids get a go at Sydney Fish Markets

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KNOT-TYING and repairing nets were all part of a day out at the Sydney Fish Markets for Glebe Public School students.

The students spent the day learning about fishing practice and environmental sustainability.

The day was organised by Seafood Industry Partnerships (SIPS), which plans outings and teams up school groups and members of the fishing community.

Ocean Watch Australia executive chairman Brad Warren said it was important children know where their food comes from.

“Through SIPS, kids can see how the things they learn in the classroom apply in the outside world” he said.

Glebe student Chaise Patten, 8, said that he was excited to “get on the boats and catch some fish”.

Angela Campos 9, said she learnt that fisherman do more than just catch the fish.

“You have to do other things … You have to be a mechanic to fix the boats,” she said.- By intern Daniel Nour

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