Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Shona O’Rourke
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 25 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
The module will evaluate fisheries and aquaculture facilities from a diverse range of perspectives. This module explores global trends in fish production and consumption, management of aquatic production environments, ecosystems and fisheries, sustainability issues in fisheries and aquaculture, policy (regional, national and global) and standards (supermarket, labels, sustainability, etc.). Students will evaluate the policies, standards and markets in relation to fisheries and aquaculture management.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Appraise the various production environments and management systems involved in the production of fish for consumption.
- Critically evaluate conventions and regional policies which refer to the protection of essential ecosystems, species and communities that depend on them.
- Critically assess the issues surrounding sustainability of fish populations and fish supply from wild catch and farmed systems.
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Craig, J., 2016, Freshwater Fisheries Ecology, Wiley Blackwell, UK.
- European Commission, 2014, The Common Fisheries Policy.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016, The state of world fisheries and aquaculture 2016: contributing to food security and nutrition for all, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
- Frid, C. & Dobson, M., 2013, Ecology of aquatic management, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.
- Hasan, M.R. & New, M.B., 2013, On-farm feeding and feed management in aquaculture, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO fisheries and aquaculture technical paper, 583).
- King, M., 2013, Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management, 2nd Edition, Blackwell Publishing, UK.
- Lem, A., Bjorndal, T. & Lappo, A., 2014, Economic analysis of supply and demand for food up to 2030: special focus on fish and fishery products, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO fisheries and aquaculture circular, 1089).
- Lucas, J.S. & Southgate, P.C., 2012, Aquaculture: farming aquatic animals and plants, 2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
- Tidwell, J.H., 2012, Aquaculture production systems, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- Stickney, R, 2017, Aquaculture: an introductory text, 3rd Edition, CABI Publishing.
- Fish and Fisheries
- Reviews in Aquaculture
- Aquaculture Research
- Aquaculture Reports
- Fisheries Research
- Aquaculture and Fisheries