MB5310 - Marine Reserves as Fisheries Management Tools
|Student Contribution Band:
||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,
Master of Development Practice and Master of Science.
An 8-day intensive subject on recent advances in the use of no-take marine reserves
as fisheries management tools. Emphasis will be on tropical marine fisheries and reserves.
Major themes will be the status of world marine fisheries and the need for new approaches
to management like no-take marine reserves, the long-term impacts of fishing on marine
ecosystems, the need for appropriate ecosystem baselines, and thus the need for no-take
marine reserves protected effectively in the long-term, and the advantages and disadvantages
of no-take marine reserves as fisheries management and conservation tools.
- To understand the status of marine fisheries and some basic effects of fisheries,
emphasizing those aspects most appropriate for understanding the biology and management
of tropical fisheries;
- To examine historical impacts of fishing. Will appreciate that if one is ignorant
of history, one has no chance of interpreting the present accurately, and a very flawed
view of future recovery;
- Be introduced to recent developments in the methods of managing tropical fisheries,
particularly no-take marine reserves as fisheries management tools;
- To develop skills in researching, presenting and evaluating information published
on fisheries and marine reserves. Develop skills in research report writing skills
and seminar presentation.
|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 SC5202
or equivalent, and have an excellent understanding of ecological principles.
Study Period 3
|Census Date 07-Feb-2019
|Face to face teaching
15-Feb-2019 to 22-Feb-2019
||Professor Garry Russ
||Dr Rebecca Weeks, Professor Garry Russ, Professor Marcus Sheaves.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 72 hours
- assessment and self-directed study
||seminar (25%); assignments (30%); take home exam (45%).
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