MB5620 - Grand Challenges in Fisheries
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject evaluates the grand challenges in fisheries science and management, with
an emphasis on tropical fisheries and societies. Issues such as food security, resource
sharing, environmental effects of fishing, fishery induced selection, and many others
will be considered. Students will attend regular seminars from leading researchers,
managers and industry agents speaking on current fisheries issues. Students will then
discuss the context, results and impact of issues presented in follow up workshops.
The subject develops students' perspectives on global and small-scale fisheries topics,
promoting a multi discipline approach and evaluation of stakeholder's needs and potential
- critically evaluate past and current research results and management decisions and
their impact in fisheries;
- demonstrate a multidisciplinary awareness of current issues in fisheries science and
- identify future research and management needs for a range of fisheries via written
|Students should have a foundational understanding of both Fisheries Science and Fisheries
Management, equivalent to that provided in MB5003 and EV5014. This subject should
be taken in the 2nd year of the Fisheries Master's program.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
|Face to face teaching
||Dr Naomi Gardiner
||Dr Naomi Gardiner, Professor Colin Simpfendorfer, Professor Garry Russ.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 15 hours workshops/Seminars - Fortnightly discussion workshops
- 10 hours - weekly to fortnightly seminar attendance
- assessment and self-directed study
||tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (80%).
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