Visit by the fish auction in Hirtshals
Grade: 4th – 10th grade
Price: 900 DKK - incl. compendium "Fish for sale". The course is free for schools in Hjørring Municipality.
Duration: Ca. 90 minutes
The North Sea Oceanarium School Service has a special agreement with Hirtshals fish auction, which makes it possible for school classes to visit. The visit has to be arranged with The School Service, which will be a guide during the auction. The arrangement with The School Service must be in order at least 2 days prior to the visit – in general we recommend arranging the visit at least two weeks prior. For this course there has been made a compendium “Fish for sale”, which can be bought separate. The compendium contains educational material and tasks that can be used before, during and after the visit.
On the day of the visit the school class will meet up with The School Service in front of the auction at 6.45. Before the auction begins at 7, the School Service will present the process from the fish is landed on the quayside and until it leaves the auction. Besides that, the rules of conduct and traffic during the auction, will be presented. After the auction the class will join The School Service on a short tour of the central part of the harbor, in which we will look at different types of fishing vessels. By appointment, the school class can join The School Service to the North Sea Oceanarium (before regular opening hours).
The temperature is maximum 5°C (41°F) and the floor is usually filled with water, so remember warm clothes and sensible shoes, please!