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    Current issues in aquaculture and fisheries with an emphasis on New Zealand, including biological and ecosystem considerations, cultivation, vital rates of populations, and management approaches and methods.

    AQFI 421 is an intensive field-focused course in which students use standard methods to assess the status of fisheries and aquaculture systems. 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 the status of key species and habitats and used monitoring designs and practical limitations presented when monitoring aquatic systems will be used.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Aquaculture and Fisheries
    Subject Aquaculture and Fisheries
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Chris Hepburn (

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Chris Hepburn


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students will master current issues in management of fisheries and ecosystems with an emphasis on New Zealand and approaches by indigenous people, including:

    • Human, biological and ecosystem consideration
    • Management approaches, methods and legislative frameworks
    • Ecosystem based and locally focused fisheries management
    • Contemporary approaches to environmental and resource management by Māori communities


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 09:00-16:50 11
    Tuesday 09:00-16:50 11
    Wednesday 09:00-16:50 11
    Thursday 09:00-16:50 11
    Friday 09:00-16:50 11
    Saturday 09:00-16:50 11
    Sunday 09:00-16:50 11


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-10, 12
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