Courses & Units

Fisheries Economics BEA314


The goal of this unit is to provide a thorough understanding of key topics in marine and fisheries economics. While the emphasis is on the economic approach to issues/debates on marine resource policies and problems, you are provided with a solid understanding of the key concepts and techniques in modern economics. Basic economic concepts taught at the introductory level of the microeconomic unit will be reviewed and extended upon, so as to examine topics in marine and fisheries economics. The topics include: bio economic modelling and their empirical applications; the management of marine and fisheries resources; measurement of efficiency and capacity; and applications of non-market valuation in the marine environment.

The unit fits into the University's major research themes: Environment, Resources & Sustainability; and, Data, Knowledge and Decisions.


Unit name Fisheries Economics
Unit code BEA314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Dr Satoshi Yamazaki

Teaching staff

Dr Satoshi Yamazaki

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1: Apply economic concepts and techniques to a range of specific issues in the management of marine and fisheries resources

2: Analyse marine and fisheries resource problems as failures of the economic system to properly coordinate people's incentives and actions

3: Incorporate broader biological, social and political factors that also shape public policies in the marine environment



Band Field of Education
3 091901

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BEA111 and BEA142 and BEA201


Teaching Pattern

A weekly lecture and a weekly workshop.


Mid semester test 40%, research paper 40%, two presentations 10% each.

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