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Fisheries Management and Technology

  • Spring 2025
  • Next course: 20. January - 07. February 2025
  • CMM/CRD Elective Course | 6 ECTS
  • Course:CMM5304

About the course

The course covers topics associated with marine fisheries, including population assessments, fish-habitat associations, life-history, population dynamics and management, and introduces the main principles, approaches and issues associated with fishing activities. The course provides an understanding of 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 are explored and discussed, as well as concepts related to the political structures and processes behind fisheries management and governance. Finally, the course reviews 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.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • can analyse fishery data to estimate growth and mortality rates and generate population size estimates.
  • can assess a habitat as it relates to managing healthy fisheries.
  • can apply knowledge of species-specific life history and behaviour to effectively manage fisheries.
  • can recognize the specific role that habitat plays in framing life history and the potential factors that affect fish habitat.
  • has gained an understanding of management policies and decision-making bodies around the world.
  • Has gained an understanding of how technological advances in the fishing industry can lead to overfishing as well as other environmental impacts.
  • can collect and evaluate scientific data and articles related to fishery biology and fishing activities.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 50% individual assignment; 30% group presentation; 20% peer-reviews

Final Exam: Assignment