FISH 334: Marine Fisheries


Status and importance of marine fisheries (global and national). Types of fisheries.  Marine fisheries of the world. Factors affecting fish abundance. Impacts of fishing on marine ecosystems. Contemporary issues in fishing – e.g. overfishing, bycatch, subsidy, discards and trash fish, Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing; Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS), and fisheries extension. Threatened world fisheries resources. The status of Artisanal, Semi-industrial, Industrial, Tuna and Beach Seine and lagoon fisheries of Ghana. Fisheries of selected commercially important pelagic and demersal coastal stocks of Ghana.