Course level





Biological Sciences School, Mathematics & Physics School




One Semester

Class contact

3C, 3P




BIOL2006 or BIOL2106 and MARS2014

Course coordinator

A/Prof Andrew Barnes

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Fisheries and aquaculture represent the largest source of dietary protein and are pivotal in current food security. The science of sustainable management of these precious resources is therefore critical in the global grand challenge of sustainable future food security. This course provides advanced level content in the biology and mathematics of fisheries and aquaculture, including fish reproductive biology and dispersal, mathematical modeling and stock assessment, fish nutrition, health and genetics in aquaculture and fisheries. Students will produce a cohesive, evidence-based scientific discourse on the potential placement of fish and fisheries, both capture and aquaculture, in future global food security and poverty alleviation. For this they will draw extensively on the relevant biological sciences and mathematics and show adaptability and application in a changing economic and ecological framework. Excellent students should be able to demonstrate substantial unexpected extension in their critical analysis and thinking and in how they apply their in-depth knowledge and communicate it to a broader scientifically literate audience.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile