ENVB30020 Wildlife Conservation and Fisheries Management

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module provides a grounding in the rationale and practicalities of assessing and managing fisheries and wildlife. It places fisheries and wildlife in an ecological, evolutionary and socio-economic context and presents the need for sustainable exploitation of natural resources. A range of approaches to management and conservation are examined, including stock identification, aquaculture, biodiversity and population census and monitoring, ecosystem approach, reintroduction and rehabilitation. The module content is illustrated with a wide range of case studies from marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will:
Appreciate the wide diversity of management scenarios, tools, objectives, strategies and measures; Estimate population sizes based on sampling or fisheries data;
Evaluate the role of science (and other factors) in management;
Understand the role of humans in biodiversity conservation;
Critically appraise some approaches to management;
Work as a team to address management issues;
Produce a critical report as an outcome of a managment issue/topic.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Conversation Class




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and practical assignments 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

ENVB 20050 Principles of Environmental Biology and Ecology

Learning Recommendations:

ENVB 30010 Systems Ecology; ZOOL 30030 Evolutionary Biology.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Wildlife and Fisheries (ENVB37020)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Essay: Write a short essay about a specific management issue/topic Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Written examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Group Project: Presenting a management issue/topic for the class Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Presentation: ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given on assignments post assessment

Name Role
Dr Tancredi Caruso Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Simone Ciuti Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Tom Wilkinson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer