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Fisheries Management and Planning KSM609


This unit focusses on the application of strategic management and planning processes to fisheries case-studies. Students will critically appraise issues (biological, ecological, economic and social) for the management of a fishery under the principles of ecologically sustainable development, define fisheries management objectives, recommend fisheries management and compliance strategies, and prepare and review fisheries management plans. Indicators of the performance of a fishery will be identified and appropriate monitoring programs considered. The importance of harvest strategies and risk assessment techniques will be emphasised.


Unit name Fisheries Management and Planning
Unit code KSM609
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Mr Nick Rawlinson
Delivered By
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically review management plans to determine that fisheries are conducted in a manner consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development
  • Apply risk assessment techniques for prioritising fisheries management issues
  • Decide fisheries management choices using harvest strategies and different levels of available information.
  • Assess the performance of fisheries using a range of indicators and reference points
  • Design compliance strategies for the implementation of fisheries management controls
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050799 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,967.00

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AssessmentReview of a fisheries management plan (15%)|Review of the performance of fishery (15%)|Prioritising management issues (15%)|Compliance strategies (15%)|Revised fisheries management plan (25%)|Harvest Strategy (15%)
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