Core Module Information
Module title: Fisheries Biology

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENV10101
Module leader: Robert Briers
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Fish and shellfish resources and methods of study.
Fin and shell fisheries assessment and management including fishing gear, population dynamics, simple stock assessment models, monitoring procedures and conservation issues.
Aquaculture methods, analysis of the impact of aquaculture on water quality and on the overall quality of natural ecosystems; environmental management in relation with aquaculture.
Marine freshwater fisheries assessment and management and habitat restoration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Analyse the abundance and diversity of fish and shellfish populations, including methods of study;
LO2: Critically contrast key methods of monitoring and management of fish and shellfish populations,
LO3: Critically appraise key aquaculture practices and analyse their potential impact on the environment.
LO4: Appraise the main impacts of different fisheries on the environment.
LO5: Analyse the effects of management practices on freshwater and marine fisheries.

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