THE MAJORITY OF THIS PAPER OCCURS IN FEBRUARY, PRIOR TO SEMESTER ONE
Summer School and Semester One, 20 points.
Seminars: Some Mondays between 2 and 4pm
Course coordinator: Dr Chris Hepburn - firstname.lastname@example.org
AQFI 421 is an intensive field focussed course in which students use standard methods to assess the status of fisheries and aquaculture systems. A five-day introductory series of lectures and laboratories is followed by an eight-day field course. This paper is entirely internally assessed. The field course is based at a marae and an introduction to tīkanga (custom) and kawa (protocol) at the marae and around fisheries will be provided. Postgraduate students will assume mentoring roles for undergraduate students who are just learning the ropes. Methods for assessing growth in key species, commonly used monitoring designs and practical limitations presented when monitoring aquatic systems will be used.