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EV3014 - Managing Tropical Fisheries

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject examines the process of managing fisheries in tropical regions to ensure positive outcomes for fish stocks, ecosystems and human communities. The paradigm of fisheries as linked social-ecological systems will be used to develop an understanding about how biology, economics, human communities and legislative factors all contribute to outcomes in fisheries management. Case studies from tropical regions will be examined, including industrial, artisanal and recreational fisheries. Practical skills in achieving positive outcomes will be developed.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the biological, economic, social and legislative basis for managing fisheries;
  • appreciate the range of processes used to manage fisheries in tropical regions;
  • develop skills relevant to achieving positive outcomes in fisheries management.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDITS AT LEVEL 2 INCLUDING 6 CREDITS OF LEVEL 2 EV OR BZ OR MB SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5014

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching 24-Nov-2014 to 02-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Professor Colin Simpfendorfer
Lecturer: Dr Stephen Sutton.
Workload expectations:
  • 28 hours lectures
  • 28 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (15%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); assignments (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.