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MB5610 - Fishing Gear and Technologies

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

This subject will provide students with an understanding of how fisheries operate, their footprint and impacts, and how fish reach human communities. It will involve the analysis of global fisheries by leveraging data from various databases and vessel monitoring technologies.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate the effect of fishing gear on target and non-target organisms and ecosystems via data analysis, literature reviews, and written reports;
  • describe the complex supply chain of fisheries and methods that can be used to monitor and track products through it;
  • demonstrate familiarity with the spectrum of fishing gear design, development, and deployment and with global fisheries databases and their potential uses for research and policy settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (50%) - Group
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (20%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Undergraduate degree in science and / or environmental management.

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (some teaching during semester, weekend classes, seminars and off campus fieldwork)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops - Data analysis using R programming language
  • 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.