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Marine Resource Economics JFA213


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.


Unit name Marine Resource Economics
Unit code JFA213
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Doctor Emily Ogier
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain economic concepts relevant to marine resource management issues
  • Apply economic concepts and techniques to management of specific marine resource problems
  • Critique an economic policy for its distributional effects and social implications
  • Discuss social, culture or political factors that contribute to economic policy success or failure in marine resource management

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010907 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,749.00

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentOral Presentation (20%)|Practical Activities (20%)|Written Assignment (20%)|Online exam (40%)
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