Sustaining Exploited Marine Resources
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Animal Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology
Taught In English
Host University Units16
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
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.
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.
Physical and chemical oceanography.
Marine biological productivity.
Effects of exploitation on populations.
Management approaches to fisheries.
50% class mark + 50% examination mark.
External Examiner : Prof J Masters, University of Fort Hare.