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National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
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Unit description

Provides knowledge to address global Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to maintaining the performance of fisheries. A range of key issues, regulatory measures and assessment models of commercial and non-commercial fisheries are examined. This unit will explore the science and planning of marine parks, and their contentious role in fisheries. It applies a systems approach by considering the role of scientific, economic and socio-cultural information in fisheries management decisions, as well as management approaches and issues relating to resources rights, compliance and co-management. Extensive use will be made of case studies in Australia and overseas.

Unit content

1. Commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries

2. Fishing gears, selectivity and ecosystem impacts

3. Management principles, strategies, essential data and models

4. Regulatory measures, compliance and illegal fishing

5. Marine parks and area-based management measures

6. Fisheries governance and legislation

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically evaluate trends in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries at a global and national level
2define and use key terms and concepts related to fisheries and marine parks
3 discuss and justify the use of data in the assessment and decision-making processes of fisheries management
4critically evaluate the structure and appropriateness of fisheries and marine park management systems including regulatory measures, legislation, international instruments, and governance

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

  1. critically evaluate trends in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries at a global and national level
  2. define and use key terms and concepts related to fisheries and marine parks
  3. discuss and justify the use of data in the assessment and decision-making processes of fisheries management
  4. critically evaluate the structure and appropriateness of fisheries and marine park management systems including regulatory measures, legislation, international instruments, and governance

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Residential session 8 hrs (3 days)
Tutorial online 2 hours (4 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review30%
Portfolio25%
Exam: closed book45%

Teaching method
Residential session 8 hrs (3 days)
Tutorial online 2 hours (4 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review30%
Portfolio25%
Exam: closed book45%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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