|Module Title||FISH BIOLOGY, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Robert Wootton|
|Other staff||Dr John Fish, Dr Simon Creasey|
|Pre-Requisite||BS21120 and/or, BS20620|
|Course delivery||Lecture||30 Hours|
|Practical||6 Hours 6 x 3 hour|
|Assessment||Practical exercise||Continuous assessment of practicals. To be submitted in 6th week of semester.||30%|
|Exam||3 Hours One 3-hour theory paper||70%|
|Resit assessment||3 Hours One 3-hour theory paper (plus resubmission of failed coursework or an alternative)|
The second part of the course covers more applied aspects and introduces the basic principles of the aquaculture of fin and shell fish including the use of genetic markers as tools in stock discrimination.
Lectures on the principles of fisheries management begin with a consideration of aims of management of commercial fisheries and the role of the fisheries manager. Methods of exploitation of fin and shellfish are considered with particular emphasis on `pressure stocks?. The causes of over fishing are considered in detail and discussed in relation to some of the major commercial fisheries. Fisheries management techniques, including quota management (TAC) and a wide range of technical measures are discussed critically in the light of the decline of major fisheries. The future needs of management are examined in relation to proposals to reduce effort (including the use of permit schemes for shellfisheries), and the introduction of closed areas. United Kingdom and European fisheries legislation is introduced with particular reference to inshore waters. The environmental responsibilities of fisheries managers are considered in relation to recent legislation and the future plans for the integrated management of coastal waters.