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SOK-3555 Fisheries economics - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

This subject is obligatory in the Master's programme in International Fisheries Management". The course can also be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

The interplay between vessels/fishermen and fish stocks is studied for the case of an open access fishery and for different management regimes. Bioeconomic theory is used in the analysis of selected fisheries, both nationally controlled and those in which two or more countries are involved. Practical issues related to the use of available data for establishing bioeconomic reference points are addressed.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester.

Admission requirements

Application code:9371 The course is primarily directed towards students with a basic knowledge about fisheries, population dynamics and economics. Additionally, for students that are interested in the interplay between different disciplines and how fishers' behaviour may be explained within the context of biological and economic dynamic processes.

Objective of the course

Knowledge and understanding:

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Language of instruction

The language of instruction and all syllabus material is English.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.


Written exam, 6 hours. The grading scale is A-F.

Course work requirements: Compulsory management game.

Participation in the written examination is conditional upon students having participated in the compulsory management game

A re-sit exam will be arranged for the written exam in the next semester.

Date for examination

Written test 14.06.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

SOK-2037 Intermediate Natural Resource Economics 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Lectures Spring 2019
See schedule
Forelesning prof. Arne Johannes Eide
f.aman. Yajie Liu
stip. Marina Boboedova
Seminar f.aman. Yajie Liu
stip. Marina Boboedova