NATR 150: Fisheries Management

Credits 3 Lecture hours per quarter 33
Quarter Offered

Fish are important for their ecological, cultural, and economic impacts. However, reductions in habitat, over-fishing, and climate change have created challenges when managing this important resource. Students will explore the impacts of recreation fishing, commercial harvests, and the environment for fresh and saltwater fisheries with an emphasis on fish of the Pacific Northwest. This class may include students from multiple sections.

  1. Describe fishery systems and the role of management science in aquatic health and conservation.
  2. Analyze the effectiveness of feedback control and adaptive management in fisheries.
  3. List conservation and yield performance of harvest control rules for fisheries management.
  4. Identify control rules for threatened bycatch species.
  5. Discuss stakeholder participation in the development of management strategies.
  6. Define a responsible path forward for sustainable fisheries.
  7. Compare and contrast innovations in fisheries management.