Fisheries assessment is a critical component of monitoring and managing fishery harvests. This advanced unit provides students with a detailed understanding of the quantitative techniques employed in the assessment of fished stocks. The unit covers fishery dependent and fishery independent data and its use in fisheries modelling, mortality estimation, biomass and yield modelling, stock-recruitment relationships and predictive fisheries risk assessments.
|Unit name||Fisheries Assessment|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Coordinator||Doctor James Haddy|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Develop a conceptual understanding of whole-stock and cohort-based modelling techniques used in fisheries stock assessments with an awareness of their data requirements, limitations and assumptions.
- Construct quantitative models for the assessment of fished stocks using Excel.
- Recommend management strategies that enable the sustainable harvest of fished stocks based on life history biology and model outputs from applied stock assessments.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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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Weekly 2 hours of attending/recorded lectures and weekly 3 hr computer tutorials, one attending field trip / Virtual field trip.
|Assessment||Test or quiz (25%)| (40%)|Report (20%)| (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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