Fisheries Management and Technology

Course: CMM 53

Instructor: TBA

Course Catalog Description

About the Course

Fisheries management relies on fisheries science to develop rules and regulations that define catches. In this course, we will focus on those aspects related to where, how and how many fish can be caught per year, and we will learn about the benchmarks and reference points used to evaluate stock status, the types of data used in biological assessment, and the theory and practice behind the collection of those data. Models for growth, mortality and population size will be explored and discussed, as well as concepts related to the political structures and processes behind fisheries management and governance. management.  cover these topics, including population assessments, fish-habitats associations, population dynamics and management. We will also review the present stage of technology used in the marine environment with special emphasis on the potentials, limitations, environmental impacts, and future development of fisheries technology.