University of Technology Sydney

91118 Fish Biology and Fisheries

6cp; 5 hpw: 2hpw (lecture, online), 2-3hrs practical class, 2 field trips
Requisite(s): 91123 Nature and Evolution
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


In this subject students learn about the biology of fishes and their global and local fish biodiversity in marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats. Fisheries sustainability and methods are explored against a background of climate change, and the major management requirements for ecologically sustainable development of fisheries resources are addressed. NSW and Australian practices are examined in relation to best practices elsewhere. Some classes are taught in excursion mode, as well as workshops with fisheries professionals.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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