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AQFI352 Fisheries Ecology

THIS PAPER IS NOT LIKELY TO BE TAUGHT IN 2017

Semester Two, 18 points
Lectures: Monday & Friday at 11am
Labs: Monday or Tuesday 2-6pm
Prerequisites: Two of AQFI 251, MARI 202, ZOOL 221, STAT 210
Course Coordinator: Prof. Steve Wing - steve.wing@otago.ac.nz

The aim of this course is to assist students in developing a broad understanding of fisheries ecology and population biology of exploited species. In particular students will develop an understanding the evolutionary origins of fish, life history strategies, ecology, population biology and management of exploited species. Students will develop a working knowledge of methods for quantifying vital rates of populations, and approaches to management of exploited species. The course aims to help develop an appreciation of the interaction between science and management, and the role of science in decision-making. To this end many of the practical exercises will be “problem focussed” and use local case studies to highlight how information on fish can be used. Particular attention will be given to fisheries at the ecosystem scale and the growing need for conservation in these systems.

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