Courses & Units

Marine Resource Economics KSM607

Launceston, Hobart


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 KSM607
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Doctor Emily Ogier
Teaching staff Doctor Klaas Hartmann|Doctor Steven Rust
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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 a range of economic policies for their distributional effects and social implications
  • Explain social, culture or political factors that contribute to economic policy success or failure in marine resource management
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050799 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,826.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentOnline Exam (40%)|Oral Presentation (20%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)|Essay (20%)
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