Courses & Units

Fishing Technology KSM601

Launceston

Note:

Students may be required to attain a Shipboard Safety Skill Set Certificate and pass a medical examination to attend a training cruise aboard the FTV Bluefin.

Introduction

The unit will introduce to the student to the factors that influence the design of a range of commercial fishing gears and methods as well as the fishing vessels that are required for their effective operation to produce high-quality seafood. Special emphasis is placed on identifying options to reduce any negative impacts of fishing on the marine environment and to promote responsible fishing practices within the fishing industry. This unit provides the opportunity to conduct practical experimental work at sea including the observation and participation in the operation of a range of fishing gears and methods.

Summary

Unit name Fishing Technology
Unit code KSM601
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Teaching staff

Nick Rawlinson, David Milne, Dr. James Haddy and Mike Williams

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the factors that influence the design of fishing gear and methods
  2. Critically appraise the factors that influence the design and layout of fishing vessels
  3. Measure and model the size and species selectivity of fishing gears and methods
  4. Recommend mitigation measures to minimise the impacts of fishing on the marine environment
  5. Prepare a cruise report of experimental work conducted at-sea

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,689.00 050701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2-hr lectures and tutorials fortnightly and practical sessions (including a 5-day cruise at-sea)

Assessment

Online quizzes related to the components of different fishing gears (15%), Generate outputs to describe the size selectivity of fishing gears and methods (15%) Produce a cruise report of experimental work conducted at-sea (30%) and Exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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