Marine Resource Economics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Marine Resource Economics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sustainability, Marine Biology, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MS101 and MS111 or EC100 or EC101 or EC102 or MA101 or MA102 or MA111 or MA112 or MA161

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course is designed to enhance students understanding on the application of economic concepts and models to address policy questions with respect to marine resources. The course provides a theoretical and an applied context to the key issues and policy challenges in marine resource use and management in general and with some specific reference to the Pacific Islands. Economic underpinnings of issues on equity, efficiency and sustainability are analysed by looking at activities such as fisheries, aquaculture, marine protected areas, recreational fishery, ports and shipping and seabed mining.

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