Course Description for Advanced Coastal Fisheries Management

FAS5355: Advanced Coastal Fisheries Management
Prerequisite:  BSC 2012C
Description: This course is designed to offer students an in-depth study of fish population dynamics and the management of coastal living resources. Primary focus will be on the physical, biological and human factors that regulate coastal fish populations, methods for estimating life history parameters, development of quantitative models to assess fishery stocks, and understanding the implications of management decisions on fishery stakeholders. Students will be required to complete a mini stock assessment using real data sets available from the literature or regional coastal management agencies (e.g., Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council).