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Marine Fisheries

Course Numbers: OCMB 6365, MEVS 6365, and CZMT 6365

This course will explain the main theories and methods used in marine fisheries science, as well as providing a basic understanding of management in the United States (including the federal fisheries management council and international regional fisheries management organization processes). Ultimately, the student will better understand the historical development of the structure and goals for U.S. domestic fisheries policies. In addition, this new course adds many of the laboratory exercises and guest lectures formerly in the Intermediate Marine Fisheries Science course, including fishing gear modifications, fish specimen preparation, and basic population modeling.

Learning Objectives

Students will:


No textbook is required; required and recommended resources (mostly peer-review journal articles), citations, and websites will be provided. However, many of the lecture materials are from Jennings, S., M.J. Kaiser, and J.D. Reynolds (2001) Marine Fisheries Ecology by Blackwell Science, Ltd.: Malden, Mass. – note that this text is now available as an eBook through NSU.

In addition, the following books may be very useful as references to you should you remain in fisheries science (and will also be held on reserve for this class in the library):

Winter 2016 Syllabus