ENVB40410 Management of Sustainable Fisheries (On-line)

Academic Year 2023/2024

This course aims at introducing students to fisheries and how they are managed. The conflicts among fisheries stake holders and potential solutions. The multi-level challenges for maintaining sustainable fisheries will be highlighted. Students are introduced to principles of fisheries management, which tools are available and methods that can be implemented for data acquirement and policy making. A brief skype meeting is required 1/3 in to the trimester (specific date will be posted) to introduce students to the final research essay and a final skype meeting at the end of the trimester to discuss his/her research essay.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in fisheries management, the tools and methods. It is expected that students will know who fisheries stakeholders are and be aware of common conflicts that might occur between them. In addition, students are required to show evidence of being able to read scientific literature and be able to extract information from the literature and compile fully referenced scientific essays highlighting specific problems related to sustainable fisheries.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will be given scientific papers, book chapters and video clips within the subject to read/watch and discuss their thoughts about the subjects. Their final project will be receiving peer review. Student progress will be discussed in person with the module coordinator during the module. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Continuous Assessment: Activity in discussion forums Unspecified n/a Graded No


Essay: Several Essays during the Semester Unspecified n/a Graded No


Project: Final Project Essay Unspecified n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will be given individual feedback post assessments and the final project will be peer reviewed

Sustainable Fisheries: Multi-Level Approaches to a Global Problem

William W. Taylor, Abigail J. Lynch, and Michael G. Schechter, editors
377 pages, index
Published by the American Fisheries Society
Publication date: March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-934874-21-9
Name Role
Dr Paul Brooks Lecturer / Co-Lecturer