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49 - AFLC - Agriculture, Fishery and Livestock

AFLC 115 - Fisheries Management

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AFLC 115 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 115 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Participants will learn about the historical development of fisheries management.  Basic fish anatomy and classification will be discussed. They will also learn aspects of stock assessment, length-weight relationships and various other techniques used during fisheries management work (age, growth determination, tagging, marking, and population estimates).

Course Objectives

  • Explaining  the history and development of fisheries management 
  • Discussing the aims and objectives of fisheries management, and current practices
  • Carrying out various fisheries management methods: biological sampling, population assessment, mark-recapture methods 
  • Knowing how biological data is used to manage domestic/subsistence, commercial and sport fisheries
  • Understanding the concepts of sustainable / optimal yield
  • Explaining the effects of fishing on stocks, and be able to recognize signs of over-fishing
  • Distinguishing Experimental and Exploratory fisheries 
  • Elaborating on the major commercial fisheries 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • History and development of fisheries management 
  • History and development freshwater fisheries management 
  • Classification of fish and fish species 

Day 2

  • General anatomy of a fish 
  • Some definitions used throughout FM 
  • Length-weight relationships 

Day 3

  • Age/growth relationships, age determination, growth determination 
  • Population estimates/dynamics 
  • Tagging/Marking 

Day 4

  • Marine, lakes, and streams 
  • Factors affecting distribution/abundance of fish 
  • Mining, foreshore development, contaminants, plastic, and climate change 

Day 5

  • Char, halibut, cod, pike, shrimp, grayling, trout, and burbot 
  • Domestic/Subsistence, commercial, and experimental/exploratory 
  • The Cumberland Sound Belugas, history, and current status 
  • Community based management with narwhal and Beluga whale harvest