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Sustainable Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation


About This Course

Academic Unit: Faculty of Agribusiness
Name of subject: Sustainable Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation
Level: Master
Subject status: Elective
Study year: 1st year, 2nd semester
Number of hours per week: 2+2
Number of ECTS: 5
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Lecturer: Dr. sc. Astrit Bilalli
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In a series of lectures students gain a deeper understanding of essential aspects of fish ecology such as fish migration, fish life cycles, spatial ecology, and population genetics, and broaden their fish management perspectives, which subsequently and where suitable will be implemented in their project work. The course also encompass current European and national legislation regarding nature and the aquatic environment (for example the Water Framework Directive, Habitat Directive, Marine Directive, etc.). It also covers fisheries resource aspects (such as commercial and recreational fisheries, the Common Fisheries Policy) that build the frameworks and are the main driving forces for most fish management and conservation activities.

Expected learning outcome:

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe essential ecological terms and theory as well as legislation and management goals relevant for fish management and conservation
  • Identify and apply ecological knowledge to current real-life issues in fish management and conservation
  • Evaluate fish management and conservation plans or measures from a fish ecological perspective
  • Summaries and communicate relevant ecological knowledge on aquatic resource management to stakeholders and fish management and conservation organizations