Fisheries Ecology & Management - ENV00004M
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- Department: Environment and Geography
- Module co-ordinator: Prof. Callum Roberts
- Credit value: 10 credits
- Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
Have you ever wanted to know the principles by which fisheries are managed?
Are you confused about why fisheries management so often fails?
Do you want to know how fisheries have changed ocean ecosystems and what this means for marine life and for us?
Would you like to understand how to reform fisheries management so it is more effective?
Then this module is for you.
Module will run
||Spring Term 2019-20
This module will:
- Provide an historical perspective of how humans have exploited the sea, and explain why fisheries have recently run into such serious trouble over the last 30 years.
- Explain the theory underlying population harvesting and the tools fishery managers have been using to try to control fisheries.
- Effects of fishing on marine life will be described, as will the possibility that without action to improve management species will be driven to both commercial and complete extinction.
Examine how fishery management could be reformed.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of this module students will:
- Gain an historical perspective on exploitation of the sea.
- Understand why so much fishery management has failed.
- Appreciate why the failure of fishery management is leading to an environmental crisis, including the erosion of ecosystem processes.
- Be able to identify necessary reforms to the management process.
- Have learned how marine reserves can help mitigate the problems facing fishery managers.
- Gain experience of giving an oral presentation
Gain experience of working as part of a team
||% of module mark
|24 hour open exam
Fisheries Ecology & Management
30 Minute Presentation
Special assessment rules
||% of module mark
Standard 4 working week Environment Department turn around time
Verbal feedback on seminar presentation provided to all groups as a group within a week of their performance
A list of key papers will be provided to the students on the VLE