Science of Fishing is for everyone; from people wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in fishing, those looking to enhance their recreational fishing experience, to those looking to contribute to a sustainable fishery.
In this unit you will not only learn about the science behind fishing techniques and how these interact with the biology and behaviour of a species, but also how recreational fisheries are sustainably managed and how you can be a responsible fisher.
Learning from experts from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, you will explore habits of different species based on their environment, learn about the variety of fishing gear and methods, and understand the science of fishing sustainably.
Important and interesting questions for fishers include: How are species correctly identified? What do they eat? How does their preferred habitats and behaviour influence fishing techniques?
After completing Science of Fishing you will change the way you fish, with both an improved fishing experience and a greater understanding of how to fish safely and responsibly for the future.
Apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living to study Science of Fishing.
100% HECS Scholarship available
To help you with your tuition fees, the University is offering 100% HECS Scholarships to eligible students in 2021 on all units in the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living.
Offered Entirely Online
Science of Fishing is offered entirely online as part of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living. You can complete the entire Certificate online, from anywhere in the world!
Support sustainable development
This unit is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development goals, helping to build literacy of sustainability at a global level that we are dedicated to supporting through our island state and its extraordinary beauty.
What you will learn
On successful completion of this unit you will:
- Be able to identify a range of fish species commonly caught in Australian recreational fisheries
- Describe the characteristics (morphology, physiology and internal anatomy) of a fish species that influence their habitat preferences and behaviour within the marine environment
- Describe the fishing gear and methods used for catching fish in a recreational fishery
- Outline the strategies for managing a recreational fishery contributing to sustainability
- Produce a plan for a safe, responsible and successful recreational fishing trip in Australia
What the experts say...
"If only there was a course like the Science of Fishing back in the 80's, when I was a keen young angler with a driving thirst for knowledge. Back then, all I could do was read the same book over and over.
If you are like me, you probably spend more time fishing than actually catching. It is in these quiet times that I often reflect on some of the big questions: What makes fish feed? Where are you most likely to find them? What is the most sustainable fish to take?
Thanks to this course people will gain the answers to all these and more and have the chance to become more educated, more responsible and better anglers.
This is a game changer!"
Paul Worsteling - Host of IFISH with Tackleworld