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100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
BIOL4407 Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 2 Online Online Restricted
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours option in Conservation Biology; Marine Science [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
- Around the world many marine fish stocks are either fully exploited or over exploited with a global trend of declining catch. These declines are causing concern about the effectiveness of fisheries management practices with alternative strategies, such as the implementation of large no-take sanctuary zones being promoted and trialled. In this unit students learn about goals of fisheries management and marine conservation and about the outcomes and effectiveness of global and local management strategies. They learn about the policy framework that fisheries management and marine conservation operates under in Western Australia and meet with a range of Western Australian stakeholders to hear about their concerns and visions for the future management of Western Australia's marine resources. One of the key questions which needs to be addressed is whether these visions and management strategies will work for key Western Australian species. The unit allows students to integrate knowledge of both marine conservation and fisheries management. The contacts and knowledge gained through the unit provide students the opportunities to pursue a career in marine natural resource management.
- Students are able to (1) become familiar with fisheries and marine conservation management strategies and the reasons for implementing them; (2) be aware of the ecological and social outcomes of management strategies; (3) develop an awareness of the different stakeholders involved in marine resource management and their needs and visions; and (4) integrate and synthesise information from a range of different sources which enable them to identify key issues and debate and recommend strategies for the management of Western Australia's marine resources.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a review on the objectives of marine conservation and fisheries management, the strategies that have been implemented, the ecological outcomes with comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the strategies (50 per cent); (2) participation in debates and discussion on the effectiveness of fisheries management and marine conservation (20 per cent); and (3) a report on recommended management strategies for the optimal management of the Western Australian marine environment (30 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.
For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Except where supplementary assessment is not available in a unit, it will be offered to students in all units who:
- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have passed over half the units taken in the teaching period concerned, except where they are only enrolled in two or less units in the period;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
- Have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit; and
- No finding of academic misconduct has been made against them in the unit concerned.
Additionally student may apply for supplementary assessment in any unit which is the final unit required for graduation in there course and where they have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Tim Langlois
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in 72520 Master of Biological Science (ID 165) or 70630 Master of Science (ID 202) or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science (ID 359) or 71580 Master of Biotechnology (ID 389) or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science (ID 390) or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (ID 4) or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (ID 1432)
- Contact hours
- 150 hours in total
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.