Module title: Fish and Fisheries Biology

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

Module code: ENV10111
Module leader: Robert Briers
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science

Background knowledge of adaptation of organisms to aquatic environments; familiarity with quantitative techniques including ANOVA and regression.

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:

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

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