Unit Code: FIS7234

Unit Title: Economics of Fisheries Management

The Economics of Fisheries Management Unit advances into the vital role of economics in the management of fisheries resources.  A number of topics delivered in the Unit include; a review of the common property nature of fisheries resources and human behavior; types of fisheries management measures, their impacts and associated issues; monitoring control and surveillance (MCS), and case studies of both successful and failed fisheries management initiatives. Students are aided to appreciate the consequences of human behavior in fisheries and fisheries management challenges, and understand that a successful fisheries management should not be seen as a target but a process that relies on holistic and adaptive management approaches.