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This course will survey fundamental aspects of the biology of different components of the marine fish community through lectures and practicals. At the individual-level, the life cycles and life history strategies of fish will be summarised. Key aspects of population-level biology, including fish migration and population structure, will be covered. Case studies for a range of key Scottish species will also be presented. The relevance of fisheries biology to fisheries management will be highlighted throughout the course
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
Lectures Week 1: Pelagic Fish, Demersal Fish, Nephrops, Market Sampling, RV Surveys, Trip to Peterhead Fish Market
Practical 1: Fish anatomy
Lectures Week 2: Fish growth and condition, Ageing, Otoliths, Larvae and juveniles, Parasites, Maturation, Recruitment
Practical 2: Diversity in fish form and function
Lectures Week 3:, Population structure, Migration, climate change impacts on fish and fisheries, relevance of population biology to fisheries management
Practical 3: Report write-up: formative assessment
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
The course will be grade on one graded report (100%).
One-on-one sessions are held in the practical in week 3 to discuss draft reports
Comments on final report intended to benefit write-up of independent research project.