Fisheries Monitoring and Assessment
The module provides the learners with an introduction to fisheries monitoring and assessment. The module will address the biology of key commercial marine and freshwater fish and shellfish; commercial fishing techniques and modern gear technologies. European fisheries and their regulation through the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) will be introduced while recreational fisheries will also be addressed. Fisheries mathematics and the collection and analyses of data will be applied to selected fish stocks for the purpose of fisheries stock monitoring, assessment and management.
Sustainable development topics referenced within this module include: Zero Hunger, Life Below Water.
Describe the biology of key commercial marine and freshwater fish and shellfish species.
Outline European fisheries and their regulation through the Common Fisheries policy (CFP)
Describe how the collection and analyses of data on commercial fish and shellfish species can inform monitoring and assessment of key commercial fisheries stock.
Critique commercial fishing techniques and modern gear technologies leading to better quality and sustainable catches.
Summarise the challenges facing the Irish fishing industry and discuss ways to improve the future sustainability of the resource.