Unit Code: FIS706

Unit Title: Aquaculture Economics & Management

The Unit primarily covers the theory of fisheries bioeconomics and its two components (biology and economics), basic fisheries bio-economics models and their application in fisheries management. This Unit sets out the essential requirements for effective fisheries management, using the relationship of the biological and economic components of the fishery. The Unit provides students with the opportunity to understand human behaviour in fisheries and, equally important, the fish and the natural habitats and how fisheries exploitation affects them, and the scales at which these occur. Students are taken through local, national and international fisheries issues, and how to address various challenges confronting the fishery industry.