Sustaining Exploited Marine Resources

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustaining Exploited Marine Resources

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Zoology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    16
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    Syllabus

    PURPOSE
    To give students an in-depth understanding of oceanography with relevance to exploited species, fundamental aspects of fisheries science and applied strategies for sustainable utilization and management.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    Learners must be able to:

    appreciate the complexity of interactions between the physical, chemical and biological environment in marine systems;
    integrate population ecology into the principles of exploitation;
    understand the principles of sustainability and how this can be achieved in fisheries;
    appreciate the knowledge and governance constraints influencing fisheries.

    CORE CONTENT
    Physical and chemical oceanography.
    Marine biological productivity.
    Effects of exploitation on populations.
    Management approaches to fisheries.

    Evaluation criteria
    50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

    MODERATION
    External Examiner : Prof J Masters, University of Fort Hare.

    Prerequisites
    None