EGR 268 Fisheries Technologies and Monitoring Techniques

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the commercial fishing industry in the northwest Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Students study the various fisheries and gain an understanding of the regulations and management practices that govern them. Student also learn about the various fishing gear and practices used to catch commercial marine fish, crustaceans, and shellfish. The concept of geographic and statistical fishing areas is taught. The collection of samples and data is critical to the management of the industry, and students learn the necessary sampling protocols and the proper completion of various data logs. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 4 credits Spring, Summer

4 credits
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