EMFA 605: Aquatic Resources Management


This course will examine the constraints that hinder aquatic resources management in tropical waters and the various management approaches, fishery management systems: management approaches (comprehensive rational planning, precautionary and adaptive management); management scopes (single species management compared with multi-species and multi-gear management); Use rights; control rights and fisheries co-management. Maximum Sustainable Yield and Maximum Economic Yield as technical reference points in fisheries management; Input controls; coastal fisheries, co-management, challenges of open access, the oil and gas industry, mineral resources etc.