Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Biological Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code MARE300
Subject Name Fisheries and Aquaculture
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites STAT252 & BIOL240
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence MARE360
Assessment Fisheries Modeling Report 10%, Oral Presentation 10%, Fish BRUV Report 15%, Aquaculture Review Assignment 15%, Examination 50%.
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511  $ 1511 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Practical classes begin in Week 1.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr lecture, 1 hr tutorial and 3 hr lab per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Andy Davis
Marian Wong
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Andy Davis
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject will provide an overview of fisheries biology and aquaculture (vertebrate and invertebrate) including: the diversity of Australian and international fisheries and their key challenges; relevant ecological issues (population dynamics, transport processes, stock identification); predictive modelling, fisheries management; secondary impacts of fisheries; the diversity of aquaculture; case studies in aquaculture; ecological impacts, potential for enhancement of fisheries.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. List the diversity of fisheries and aquaculture in Australia and overseas;
2. List the factors (physical and biotic) regulating fisheries populations and fisheries and aquaculture;
3. Discuss the basis of fisheries management and ability to construct simple predictive models;
4. Critically evaluate the potential roles of biological research in aquaculture (diseases, nutrition, parasitology, etc.);
5. Discuss the diversity and research needs of local fisheries and aquaculture;
6. Describe fish harvesting techniques and selected research methods;
7. Discuss ecological surveys of fisheries habitat, identify fish species and conduct effective library research;
8. Demonstrate an appreciation for the accuracy, precision and honesty in the study of organisms and for the safety and welfare of others in the laboratory or field (WHS awareness);
9. Demonstrate the use of computers for data analysis and graphical presentation;
10. Critically evaluate information sources;
11. Communicate through written and oral reports.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
There is a tutorial at the prac. time in Week 1. NOTE: The use of animals, animal tissues or animal-derived products (such as sera) is inherent and unavoidable, in order to achieve specific learning objectives. Students with conscientious objections to that use should not enrol in this subject.

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