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FISH 431: Fisheries Taxonomy

Principles and scope of fisheries taxonomy.  The binomial system of naming species; fish origins (Coelacanth, Latimeriachalumnae, the three living lung fishes, Protopterus, Lepidosiren, and Neoceratodus).; scope of classification; Classification and...

FISH 400: Project

A supervised individual investigation in fisheries

FISH 344: Introduction to Fish Disease

Host-pathogen-environment relationship, Identification and diagnosis of fish diseases. Causative agents - bacteria, virus, parasites etc. Infections and diseases of fish in Africa - viral disease, bacterial infections, fungal and parasitic infections....

FISH 342: Fishing Gear Technology and Application

Basic terms and definitions of fishing gears. Fishing gears and methods (traps, hook and lines, stationery nets, towed nets and dredges, surrounding nets, fish aggregation devices (FADs)). Indigenous fishing gears. Gear selectivity.  Fishing gear...

FISH 339: Fish Microbiology

Introduction to general microbiology.  Fish microorganisms & pathogens – types, morphological characteristics, processes, mechanisms, disease and prevention. Microbial causes of fish spoilage- enzymatic breakdown of fish molecules, roles of...

FISH 338: Fisheries Methods and Field Course

Field visits for practical exposure. Designing, planning and execution of scientific investigations in Fisheries. This may involve laboratory activities. Assessment is based on an oral presentation and submission of field reports. 

FISH 337: Fish Genetics and Biotechnology

Basic genetic principles (molecular genetics and cytogenesis.  Tools for genetic engineering (triploidy, gynogenesis, androgenesis, monosex populations, inbreeding etc).  Tools for breeding: hereditabiligy and monosex selection in aquaculture. The...

FISH 336: Inland Fisheries

Status and importance of world inland fisheries. Diversity of lacustrine, riverine and estuarine fishes. Reservoir and floodplain fisheries. The Morpho-edaphic Index (MEI) as potential fish yield estimator in reservoirs. Habitat improvement. ...

FISH 335: Ichthyology

Fish evolution and diversity. Fish morphology and anatomy (internal and external structure and function.). Trophic categories in fishes; diversity in shapes and feeding; modes of reproduction. Fertilization and early development of fishes. Sex differentiation...

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,...

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