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MB5003 - Fisheries Science

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, Graduate Diploma of Science, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science and Master of Development Practice.

Fisheries Science in tropical waters with an emphasis on the biology of managed and exploited species. The subject provides an introduction to fisheries science and identifies the important features of tropical fisheries. Core elements will include the population biology of tropical marine species, the assessment of marine biological resources and the methods of fisheries science and their application in tropical environments. Students will be required to attend lectures and practical classes in MB3150.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (25%) - Individual
  • Synopsis and Seminar - (20%) - Individual.
Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. They should have an excellent understanding of biometrics, ecological principles and marine biology, and should have completed SC5202 or equivalents.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Reniel Cabral
Lecturers: Dr Reniel Cabral, Professor Garry Russ.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops
  • 6 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.