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MB5310 - Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

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, Master of Development Practice and Master of Science.

A two week intensive subject on recent advances in fisheries biology, assessment and management. Emphasis will be on tropical marine fisheries. Major themes will be age determination of tropical fish, age-based stock assessment, coral reef fisheries, use of marine reserves as fisheries management tools and the utility of multi-species fisheries models.

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 level 3 science and should have completed BZ5001 or equivalent, and have an excellent understanding of ecological principles.


Townsville, Study Period 3, Block
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Face to face teaching 10-Feb-2012 to 17-Feb-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Garry Russ.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 4 days fieldwork
Assessment: seminar (10%); assignments (15%); take home exam (60%); field trip report (15%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.