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National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

The capture of wild fish and shellfish contributes over $4 billion to Australia's economy, and fisheries are vital sources of livelihoods and nutrition for millions of people worldwide. This unit will provide knowledge to address global Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to maintaining the performance of fisheries. A range of key issues are examined relating to the management of fisheries, both commercial and non-commercial. The unit applies a systems approach to explore the role of scientific, economic and socio-cultural information in management decisions, as well as management approaches and issues relating to resources rights, compliance and co-management. Extensive use will be made of case examples to examine the methods, application and outcomes of the various fishery assessment, management and regulatory methods adopted in Australia and overseas.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction and commercial fisheries
Topic 2: Recreational and indigenous fisheries
Topic 3: Fishing gear and selectivity
Topic 4: Fisheries management principles and strategies
Topic 5: Regulatory measures
Topic 6: Information for fisheries management
Topic 7: Fishing rights and ITQs
Topic 8: Fisheries legislation
Topic 9: Compliance, illegal fishing and MCS
Topic 10: Fisheries governance

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe and explain trends in fisheries statistics at a global, regional and Australian levelKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2define and use newly acquired terms and concepts related to fisheries and fisheries managementKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3explain and compare the various approaches, techniques and measures employed to manage fish stocks sustainably, use examples from Australia and overseasKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4discuss and justify the use of various types of knowledge and sources of information employed in the decision-making processes of fisheries managementKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
5analyse and evaluate the appropriateness of fisheries management systems including policies, legislation, strategies, plans of management, international agreementsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
6prepare and communicate information on fisheries and their management for a range of settings.Communication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and explain trends in fisheries statistics at a global, regional and Australian level
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. define and use newly acquired terms and concepts related to fisheries and fisheries management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. explain and compare the various approaches, techniques and measures employed to manage fish stocks sustainably, use examples from Australia and overseas
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. discuss and justify the use of various types of knowledge and sources of information employed in the decision-making processes of fisheries management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. analyse and evaluate the appropriateness of fisheries management systems including policies, legislation, strategies, plans of management, international agreements
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. prepare and communicate information on fisheries and their management for a range of settings.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (11 weeks)
Residential session 3 days (1 week)
Assessment
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book25%
Literature review35%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 48 hours (11 weeks)
Residential session 3 days (1 week)
Assessment
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book25%
Literature review35%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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