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FSK-3005 Fisheries research and management - 10 ECTS
Students who successfully complete the course should:
- Understand various scientific approaches to the study of fisheries and aquaculture
- Learn and be able to demonstrate how to write a scientific paper
- Have knowledge on how various fisheries are managed
- Be able to evaluate and choose various management measures adapted to different types of fisheries and aquaculture operations
- Have a general competence regarding the use of various fisheries and aquaculture management measures
Relevance in study program: This course constitutes a compulsory part of the Master's degree in International Fisheries Management. The objective of the course is to make the students familiar with the multidisciplinary approach to fisheries management through case studies, representing a variety of problems and challenges.
One week home exam with focus on a particular fishery or management problem.
The grading scale is A-F, where A-E is passed, and F is failed.
The production of a poster on a selected fishery organized as group work (2-3 students per case). The poster and the critical assessment of previous master thesis have to be produced before entering the final exam.
A re-sit exam will be arranged in the next semester.
Date for examinationTake-home assignment hand out date 20.05.2019 hand in date 27.05.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.
This course will offer a brief introduction to various scientific approaches and give the students the necessary tools to write a scientific paper and the master thesis. Furthermore this course will deal with three different fisheries, offering lectures in biology, economics and social science (fisheries administration).
Different approaches to fisheries and aquaculture science:
- Okasha, S.: Philosophy of science. A very short introduction. Oxford University Press
- Selected sections to be presented in Fronter
Research methods and technical presentation: Blaikie, N.: Designing Social Research. Polity Press. Selected chapters. The idea is to present a wide variety of management situations, where students should be familiar with different settings, different challenges and different management solutions. This year we have decided to use the following cases:
- The Norwegian cod fisheries in the Barents Sea
- The South African fisheries, with special focus on the allocation process
- Salmon aquaculture in Chile
Case 1 Norway:
- Chapter 6: From IVQs to I(T)Qs the gradual closing of the coastal commons, in Hersoug, B. (2005): The closing of the Norwegian commons.
- Armstrong, C., A. Eide, O. Flaaten, K. Heen and I.W. Kaspersen: Rebuilding the Northeast Arctic Cod Fisheries - Economic and Social Issues. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, vol. 5, 1/2014 pp. 11-37. ISSN 1891-6252.
- Nakken (1998): Past, present and future exploitation and management of marine resources in the Barents Sea and adjacent areas. Fisheries Research 37 (1998) 23-35.
Case 2 South Africa:
- Molonney et al. (1998): Comparing the Benguela and Humboldt marine upwelling ecosystems with indicators derived from inter-calibrated models. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 62: 493e502 (2005).
- Bedington et al. (2007): Current problems in the management of marine fisheries SCIENCE VOL 316 22 JUNE 2007.
- Isaacs (2011): Individual transferable quotas, poverty alleviation and challenges for small-country fisheries policy in South Africa. MAST 2011, 10(2): 63-84 63
- Hersoug (2002): Fishing in a sea of sharks. Eburon, Delft (the Netherlands).
Case 3 Chile:
- Hersoug, B. (2011): Chiles salmon industry "from miracle to horror story?"
- Bjørndahl and Aarland (1999): Salmon aquaculture in Chile. Aquaculture Economics & Management Volume 3, Issue 3, 1999.
- Iizuka and Katz (2011): Natural resource industries, -tragedy of the commons- and the case of Chilean salmon farming.
- The World Bank (2009): The Sunken Billions THE ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION FOR FISHERIES REFORM.
- Bené, Hersoug and Allison (2010): Not by Rent Alone: Analysing the Pro-Poor Functions of Small-Scale Fisheries in Developing Countries Development Policy Review Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 325-358, May 2010.