Student Competition: Thank you, Fishers

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is hosting a challenge for schools to learn about sustainable fishing. In this activity, learners meet the real fishers in Australia who are 'Powering Future Industries' by looking after the ocean in innovative and sustainable ways. Download the MSC Teacher's Kit and join a letter writing competition to say "Thank you, fishers!" with the chance to win a range of fantastic prizes.


All participating students will be entered into a random prize draw to win from the following prizes:

  • $250 gift card to ALDI supermarkets
  • 3 x Stick Figure Fish art mugs
  • 5 x Stick Figure Fish sticker packs
  • 3 x limited edition annual calendar 2024 from Stick Figure Fish
  • Virtual Q&A with an MSC-certified commercial fisher

One entry will be given per student letter.

In their letters, students may like to share why their love the ocean; share their own experiences with fish and fishing; thank fishers for the hard work that they do; or explain why they think that sustainable fishing is important. Students are highly encouraged to include drawings, paintings, or other creative expressions.

When the letters are delivered, the MSC will create a short film together with the fishers, so that students can see the fisher's responses. See a similar example from this letter-writing project in Spain.

The school that sends the most student letters overall will also be eligible to win a virtual classroom with a fisher, during which students can ask all of their questions about marine life, fishing, and life on board a fishing vessel.

Please batch (if there are multiples) and send letters to:

The Marine Stewardship Council
Att: Alex Webb
6/202 Nicholson Parade
Cronulla NSW 2230

Please write on the back of the envelope:

  • school and class or home school
  • contact email and/or return address

Competition closes 31 August 2023.

Please read the competition Terms and Conditions.

The event is finished.


Jul 01 2023 - Aug 31 2023


8:00 am - 12:00 am


All welcome


Australia wide


Marine Stewardship Council
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