Core Module Information
Module title: Fish and Fisheries Biology

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

Module code: ENV10111
Module leader: James Thorburn
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

Requisites: ( Pre-requisite: [Module BMS09108] Research Methods AND Pre-requisite: Familiarity with quantitative techniques including ANOVA and regression. ) AND ( Pre-requisite: [Module ENV09102] Freshwater Biology OR Pre-requisite: ENV09104 Marine Biology )

Description of module content:

This module covers topical issues in the area of fish biology and fisheries in both marine and fresh waters. In this module you will learn about the biology and ecology of fish and their interactions with the environment at the individual and population level. You will gain a practical and applied understanding of methods to determine patterns of growth and survival and their use in determining population dynamics and management of fisheries. Based on case studies and practical experience, you will be introduced to the range of methods used in fisheries biology and how to evaluate fisheries management.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse the effect of basic biology and life history characteristics on population dynamics and fisheries exploitation.

LO2: Apply and interpret a range of fisheries analysis methods.

LO3: Critically contrast key methods of monitoring and management of fish populations.

LO4: Analyse the effects of management practices on freshwater and marine fisheries.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
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:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Fieldwork 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3 & 4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ENV10111 Fish and Fisheries Biology