MB3150 - Fisheries Science
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
Fisheries science in tropical waters with an emphasis on the biology of managed and
exploited species. This course provides an introduction to fisheries science and identifies
the important features of tropical fisheries. Core elements will include methods used
in assessing fish populations, the methods of fisheries science and their application
in tropical environments and the importance of the biology of tropical marine species
in regard to management strategies.
- appreciate the importance of the biology of exploited species and the influence that
the biology of the species has on the management strategies applied;
- critically evaluate the application of fisheries models in developing strategies for
the management of fisheries;
- outline the current state of knowledge in the field of fisheries science;
- outline the use of marine protected areas in fisheries management;
- understand how fishery assessment tools, techniques and models are applied, their
limitations and their outcomes;
- understand the way in which population parameters are estimated and incorporated into
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biological
principles (eg BZ1001) and marine systems (eg MB2050) and should have completed either
BS2001 or MB2060.
||(BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001) OR MB2060
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Professor Garry Russ.
- 26 hours lectures
- 18 hours practicals
- 6 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (65%); tutorial attendance and participation (5%); assignments (15%); field report; (15%).
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