FISH 201: Introduction to Fisheries Science


Definition and Scope of Fisheries Science. History of fishing and past fisheries survey of the coastal waters of Ghana including the Fridjof Nansen Surveys. The status of world fisheries and current world fishing situation.  Fish Ecology: ecological diversity of fishes, adaptations of fishes for feeding and reproduction; fish coloration. The Ghanaian fishing industry. Profile of marine and freshwater resources of Ghana. The socio-economic setting of fishing communities.  Economic importance of fisheries and aquaculture.