Courses & Units

Marine Resource Economics JFA213

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

This unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of major economic theories of marine resource management. Students will gain knowledge in basic resource economic theory as well knowledge of the economic dimensions of issues and debates confronting marine resource management. Students will gain skills in applying key economic principles and analytical concepts to major policy and management problems concerned with the marine environment and its exploitation. Students will learn practical analytical skills through applying bio-economic modelling of fisheries to marine resource management. Topics students will explore include multiple use and scarcity of marine resources, privatisation of access rights, consumer and producer surplus, environmental valuation, resource allocation. On completing this unit students will be able to identify and appraise economic dimensions of and solutions to complex problems in fisheries, aquaculture, other marine resource-based sector management.

Summary

Unit name Marine Resource Economics
Unit code JFA213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator

Emily Ogier

Teaching staff

Steven Rust, Klaas Hartmann

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

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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 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain economic concepts relevant to marine resource management issues

2.

Apply economic concepts and techniques to management of specific marine resource problems

3.

Critique an economic policy for its distributional effects and social implications

4.

Discuss social, culture or political factors that contribute to economic policy success or failure in marine resource management

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,493.00 010907

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.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2h lectures, 2h tutorials, alternating fortnightly with 2h practicals

Assessment

1. Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 hours (40%)

2. Presentation 10-16 minutes (20%)

3. Laboratory/practical 2 hours (20%)

4. Essay 1000-1500 words (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Thomas H. Tietenberg and Lynne Lewis [available as electronic resource through the UTAS Library]

Recommended

Booktopia textbook links

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