Award: 5 credits at level 4
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: September (Semester 1)

ENVB40410 Management of Sustainable Fisheries


This module is for students in Semester 1 of the MSc, Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Environmental Sustainability (Negotiated Learning) course.

What will I study?

The course aims at introducing the students to fisheries and how they are managed. The conflicts among fisheries stake holders and potential solutions.

The multi-level challenges for maintaining sustainable fisheries will be highlighted. Students are introduced to principles of fisheries management, which tools are available and methods than can be implemented for data acquirement and policy making.

How will I study?

Lectures will be delivered over a 12-week period through the online learning environment
  • Online assessed essays
  • Interactive discussion boards

Expected Commitment

Students are not required to attend any lectures at the UCD campus as part of the module. Students are expected to spend a total 100 hours workload during the semester consisting of:
  • Online learning materials (throughout the semester): 20 hours
  • Student Autonomous Learning: 70 hours
  • Discussion boards 10 hours

How will I be assessed?

In-semester assessment (essays): 70%

Final project essay: 30%

On successful completion of this module I will be able to

At the end of the course students will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in fisheries management, the tools and methods. It is expected that students will know who fisheries stakeholders are and be aware of common conflicts that might occur between them.

In addition, students are required to show evidence of being able to read scientific literature and be able to extract information from the literature and compile fully referenced scientific essays highlighting specific problems related to sustainable fisheries.

Am I eligible?

Students must hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours level degree in a science, engineering or related discipline. There are no pre-requisites for taking this module.