Expository Essay Final Project

Your final expository essay, written in third-person point of view, must be 1,500 to 1,750 words in length and formatted consistent with Associate Program style guidelines. Include the following elements:

A title page
An introduction and a thesis statement
A body with supporting evidence and in-text citations
A conclusion
A reference list with at least two Internet sources

Title: King Crab fishing in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands

Thesis Statement: The physical and financial costs to commercially fishing for King Crab in the Bearing Sea exceed the price of a crab dinner.

The following types of paragraphs would be appropriate for this expository essay:

Descriptions: Describe a crab, include visuals, the different tastes, how and when they are in season and how they are eaten in different cultures and places in the world.

Division and classification: Separate crabs into different types, such as red and blue crabs and King and Opilio and then separate those divisions into further categories.

Process analysis: Provide step-by-step directions explaining how to fish for king crab.

Definitions: Define types of equipment needed for fishing and its uses, bait and job title with meaning.

Comparison-contrast: Compare and contrast fishing for King Crab with other types of crab fishing and the costs of each.

Data, facts, historical: Research commercial fishing for King Crab for regulations, fee, time, and catch limits requirements, statistics on amounts of crab caught, boats used and lost and the history of commercial fishing and the risks.

The topic of my expository essay is King Crab Fishing in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Three of the subtopics I will be writing about are fishing and or harvesting, the locations that can be fished for Alaskan King Crab Location and the types of equipment needed to fish for crabs.

I will provide information on fishing and or harvesting, regulations, costs for licenses and types of crabs from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The location for these fisheries will come from NOAA. The webpage Simple Guide to Crabbing has information on equipment, income, processers cost of fuel and catch to table information.

Reference List

(Jiang, 2012)
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012)
(Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 2012)

Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (2012). Fishing in Alaska. Retrieved from State of Alaska: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishing.main
Jiang, T. (2012, May 24). Introduction to Crabbing. Retrieved from Simple Guide to Crabbing in the Lower Mainland: http://crabbing.tonyjiang.com/index.htm
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2012). Fisheries Home Feature Stories 2012. Retrieved from NOAA Fisheries Service: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishing.main