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.
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.
|Unit name||Fishing Technology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
Nick Rawlinson, David Milne, Dr. James Haddy and Mike Williams
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the factors that influence the design of fishing gear and methods
- Critically appraise the factors that influence the design and layout of fishing vessels
- Measure and model the size and species selectivity of fishing gears and methods
- Recommend mitigation measures to minimise the impacts of fishing on the marine environment
- Prepare a cruise report of experimental work conducted at-sea
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2019: $1,169.00||2019: $2,689.00||050701|
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2-hr lectures and tutorials fortnightly and practical sessions (including a 5-day cruise at-sea)
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%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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