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.

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.