Unit Code: FIS303 / FIS403 / FIS501

Unit Title: Fisheries Biology and Aquaculture

The Fisheries Biology and Aquaculture Unit is designed to help students learn about general concepts in fisheries biology, their importance and application in the field of aquaculture in the Pacific region and in the Solomon Islands. The Unit comprises of two parts. Part I focuses on the study of fisheries biology, while Part II builds on the introduction of general aquaculture systems. Topics covered include an introduction to fisheries biology (with focus on fish population dynamics), fish biology (i.e., marine and freshwater) and aquatic plant ecology. General aquaculture presents students with topics related to marine fish and aquaculture (i.e., marine and freshwater) with plant aquaculture discussing the subjects of aquatic plants, water pollution and disease management.