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: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

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

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Robert Briers
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs.
A series of interactive lectures will introduce a range of topics supported with extra reading of research literature via Moodle (LO1-5). Examples will be provided on a range of issues in the area of fisheries and students will have to source information to explore specific individual topics (LO2, 4 & 5).




Formative Assessment:
Example datasets will be analysed as a group in class tutorial sessions to provide formative preparation for the first assessment. There are also formative tutorial sessions relating to the essay/critical review where the main issues and approaches are discussed and both peer- and staff-led formative feedback takes place.
The final assessment is supported through the tutorial sessions that lead up to this. Through the exercises that are undertaken, formative feedback is provided which supports their approach to the final summative assessment.


Summative Assessment:
The summative assessments address a range of competencies that are aligned with the Learning Outcomes, and are supported by the formative activities set out above.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,2 & 5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Essay 40 2,3,4 & 5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Report 20 2, 4 & 5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - KAISER, M.J., ATTRILL, M.J., JENNINGS, S., THOMAS, D.N., BARNES, D.K.A., BRIERLEY, A.S., POLUNIN, N. (2011) MARINE ECOLOGY: PROCESSES, SYSTEMS, AND IMPACTS: OXFORD : OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 978019922702
Recommended - KING, M. (2007) FISHERIES BIOLOGY, ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT: OXFORD; BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781405158312
Recommended - JENNINGS, S., KAISER, M., REYNOLDS, J. (2001) MARINE FISHERIES ECOLOGY: OXFORD : BLACKWELL SCIENCE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0632050985
Recommended - TEMPLETON, R.G. (1995) FRESHWATER FISHERIES MANAGEMENT: OXFORD: FISHING NEWS BOOKS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978085238209
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