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AQFI301 Field Methods for Assessment of Fisheries and Aquatic Habitats

Application of advanced field methods and data analysis to assess the status of fisheries and aquatic habitats.

AQFI 301 is an intensive field-focused course that introduces students to methodology used 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 tikanga (custom) and kawa (protocol) at the marae and around fisheries will be provided. Methods for assessing growth in key species, commonly used monitoring designs and practical limitations presented when monitoring aquatic systems will be introduced. This paper may be taken by Distance Learning.

Paper title Field Methods for Assessment of Fisheries and Aquatic Habitats
Paper code AQFI301
Subject Aquaculture and Fisheries
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (28 January 2019 - 19 June 2019), 1st Non standard period (28 January 2019 - 19 June 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Prerequisite
AQFI 251 or AQFI 252, MARI 202
Restriction
AQFX 301, MARI 440
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Prerequisites may be satisfied by appropriate industry or policy experience in aquaculture, fisheries, or marine science, if approved by the Programme Director.
Contact
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Chris Hepburn, chris.hepburn@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Chris Hepburn
Teaching Fellow: Dr Pete Russell
Teaching Arrangements

Field trip in February

Practical: First half of first semester only

Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Ability to apply specific scientific methodology and to access, assess and use different forms of evidence
  • Cross-cultural research skills and an understanding different worldviews (in this case Māori) on environmental and resource management
  • Skills surrounding communicating science and research using a variety of means to a range of end users of research

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (28 January 2019 - 19 June 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 5
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 5
AND
C1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 5, 7
AND
D1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 5, 7
AND
E1 Friday 09:00-16:50 5

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 7
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
C1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 4
AND
D1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
E1 Friday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
F1 Saturday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
G1 Sunday 09:00-16:50 6

1st Non standard period (28 January 2019 - 19 June 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 5
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 5
AND
C1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 5, 7
AND
D1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 5, 7
AND
E1 Friday 09:00-16:50 5

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 7
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
C1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 4
AND
D1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
E1 Friday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
F1 Saturday 09:00-16:50 6
AND
G1 Sunday 09:00-16:50 6