Unit Code: FIS312 / FIS412 / FIS510

Unit Title: Fisheries Economics and Policies

The Fisheries Economics Unit introduces students to basic economic concepts, principles and their applications in fisheries studies. Students are introduced to the importance of economics in policy formulation, and specific policies governing the exploitation, utilization, and management of fisheries resources, as well as their conservation. The Unit includes the introduction of fundamental economic terms, concepts, and principles, together with basic models and modelling concepts in fisheries. Through case studies, students are given the opportunity to gain comparative knowledge about contemporary fisheries management approaches in the Solomon Islands and other countries in the world.