Unit Code: FIS414 / FIS602

Unit Title: Fisheries Education

This Unit introduces commercial or large-scale fisheries, artisanal fisheries and international guidelines governing the fishing industry. Various fishery types on the globe, the importance of small-scale fisheries, people, and communities (livelihoods and poverty alleviation), supply chain (i.e., from harvest to markets), and policy formulation and institutional arrangements, are also covered in this Unit. The Fisheries Education Unit aims at developing students’ capacity, particularly in equipping them with knowledge in methods of fishing gear identification and use. In this Unit, students are actively engaged in identifying environmental risks associated with various fishing activities, including the threat of overfishing. The Unit will further provide students with adequate knowledge in management measures designed to ensure conservation and maintenance of marine resources and their sustainability.