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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ES 335 - Fisheries Oceanography (SF)

Credits: (4 credits)

Fisheries Oceanography is the study of fish population dynamics in the context of human exploitation within the variable ocean environment. The productivity of fish stocks (and potential harvest) will depend on biological characteristics of the fish, ecological interactions with competitors, food and predators, and the variability of the physical environment driven by climate variability; this class explores the causes and effects of variability, and focuses on management alternatives to achieve the goal of sustainable fisheries management.

This is a Sustainability-Focused (SF)   course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

  1. understand the historical context of fisheries management;
  2. develop a solid understanding of the oceanographic processes that govern natural fish population dynamics; 
  3. understand how scientific principles are incorporated into management plan;
  4. explain the bases for failures in management;
  5. review alternative schemes that may improve future management.

BI335 - Fisheries Oceanography

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