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National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Provides knowledge to address global Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to maintaining the performance of fisheries. A range of key issues, regulatory measures and assessment models of commercial and non-commercial fisheries are examined. This unit will explore the science and planning of marine parks, and their contentious role in fisheries. It applies a systems approach by considering the role of scientific, economic and socio-cultural information in fisheries management decisions, as well as management approaches and issues relating to resources rights, compliance and co-management. Extensive use will be made of case studies in Australia and overseas.

Unit content

1. Commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries

2. Fishing gears, selectivity and ecosystem impacts

3. Management principles, strategies, essential data and models

4. Regulatory measures, compliance and illegal fishing

5. Marine parks and area-based management measures

6. Fisheries governance and legislation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critically evaluate trends in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries at a global and national level
2 define and use key terms and concepts related to fisheries and marine parks
3 discuss and justify the use of data in the assessment and decision-making processes of fisheries management
4 critically evaluate the structure and appropriateness of fisheries and marine park management systems including regulatory measures, legislation, international instruments, and governance

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate trends in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries at a global and national level
  2. define and use key terms and concepts related to fisheries and marine parks
  3. discuss and justify the use of data in the assessment and decision-making processes of fisheries management
  4. critically evaluate the structure and appropriateness of fisheries and marine park management systems including regulatory measures, legislation, international instruments, and governance

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.