Courses & Units

Marine Resource Management and Conservation KSM201

Hobart, Launceston



This unit is designed to expose students to the diversity of views about the state of the marine environment and the impact of extractive industries such as fishing. Students will gain experience exploring relevant questions using a variety of methodological approaches to assess the state of global fisheries, impact of fishing down the marine food web , whether super trawlers should operate in state waters, and the benefits of marine protected areas. Students will be challenged by presentations from experts with differing views and gain experience in shifting through the types of information, evidence, techniques that are being used to confront challenges with marine resource management locally, nationally and globally. Students will be expected to be able to mount a testable, information-based argument for a range of positions on important marine resource issues.


Unit name Marine Resource Management and Conservation
Unit code KSM201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture

Catriona MacLeod

Teaching staff

Marcus Haward and others

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


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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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Teaching Pattern

14 weeks x 2hr lectures


Theory Exam (40%), Discussion Papers (50%), Practicals (10%)

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