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Course Overview

The course covers a diverse set of topics from fish diversity, through reproductive strategies and fisheries science to perspectives on sustainable aquaculture and marine environmental issues.

Guest speakers from Marine Scotland Science and a visit to Peterhead fish market will exemplify applied science in action and give you an appreciation of the industry view of fisheries management.

Field work on rocky shores around Aberdeen will give you first-hand experience of fisheries data collection and analysis in the unusual context of a commercial invertebrate fishery.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Andrew Yule

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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Course Description

Fish and fisheries, environmental impact, fish and shellfish diseases and aqauculture are among the topics discussed in this course.

Associated Costs


Further Information & Notes

(i) This course extends over 5 weeks only. (ii) Available only to students in programme year 3 or above.

This course runs in weeks 31-35, and is scheduled in Thread 2, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times:  Mondays, 14-18; Tuesday, all day; Friday, 14-18.  If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 9-11.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt:100% continuous assessment Report 45%, short essay 15%, on-line test 10% and case study role play 30%.

Resit: Depending on learning outcomes failed, either a 1 three-hour written examination (50%), and/or a new assignment that reflects the learning outcomes related to the in course assessments (50%).

Formative Assessment

A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during seminar and workshop sessions.


Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Groups will also be given generic feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes


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