Teacher's Resources

Here you will find resources available to use in the classroom, around which you can build informative and interesting activities.

For each seafood sector a wall chart has been developed to help you tell the story of different species from sea to plate.  The charts are accompanied by a comprehensive set of notes which explain the illustrations.

Have a look through the downloadable images, which will help you to focus on particular aspects of the process, or let your class watch a live video of fishermen at work!

Pupils will enjoy studying our species guide, which details the main species caught in Scottish waters.  It also shows the months when they are at their best, and suggests ways to cook them.  For greater detail, check out the Scottish seafood recipe booklet for suggestions to use in home economics. (See below)

The Seafood in Schools team will be updating the images and videos throughout the year, so keep an eye out for new items to use in class. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, take a look at our useful contacts page or get in touch with our Seafood in Schools manager, Nicki Holmyard.  nicki [at] seafoodinschool [dot] org or phone 07968 266301/0131 557 9344.


Men at the fish market ready to buy and two men on a fishing boat. Recipe Guide Species Guide Order Your Free Wallcharts

Over 60 species of Scottish seafood are landed around Scotland's 4,000 kilometres of beautiful coastline each year, from flat fish, round fish and oil rich fish, to shellfish... there’s a great deal to learn about Scottish fish! In this smart little species guide you will find 46 of those species, learn when they are best to eat and discover how to cook them.

Download Interactive species guide

There are so many health benefits from eating a diet rich in fish and shellfish. It is good for your heart and eyes, helps your complexion, and is also great for your hair! And with this handy recipe book, containing lots of yummy options, you can encourage your pupils to take suggestions home and get Scottish seafood on their plate. From saithe potato surprise, Asian crab salad and smoked mackerel & feta cheese pannini, to salt and pepper langoustines, there is something for all ages, tastes and skills to try.

Download Recipe guide

Try our New Classroom Quiz Sheet!

  • How much have your pupils learnt about the Scottish seafood industry so far?
  • Can they match Scottish species and their very distinctive fishing methods together? 

Download our quiz sheet here and use in lessons.


Download Quiz Sheet