Sustainable Fisheries

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustainable Fisheries

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Sustainability, Marine Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • 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 underlines the critical issues affecting management and planning in the fisheries sector and provides tools and techniques to address them. It elaborates on the concept of sustainable fisheries to identify the key factors that need to be addressed as part of planning and policy on fisheries management. Students acquire analytical skills in project formulation, assessment and management as a means to achieve sustainable fisheries by using project planning tools such as cost-benefit analysis. Resource and environmental economic concepts are also used to incorporate the salient features of Pacific Island environments fisheries to mainstream the critical role of the sector in the island economies. Socio-economic survey techniques and resource assessment methods further improve the students' ability to gather more systematic and accurate data to strengthen decision making and policy development.

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