SLE134 - Recreational Fisheries Science


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Paul Jones





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Intensive: Intensive mode unit run over 10 days which will include a combination of classes, seminars and fieldwork.


This unit is designed to develop student’s knowledge of recreational fisheries from the perspectives of the target species and of the human element. Unit content will be delivered from the Warrnambool campus and will be underpinned by guest presenters from the recreational fisheries sector. Information and experiences will be provided from the target species’ perspective and will address: welfare, stress, trauma, pain and ethical treatment; post-release survival and recreational fishing impacts; habitat requirements and movement behaviour; visual perception and response to artificial baits/lures; recreational fishing induced disruptions to life cycles; and the creation, restoration, enhancement and protection of recreational fisheries.

From the human perspective, content will focus on: the fishing experience, well-being and end user satisfaction; human health and food safety; post-capture processing and storage; sensory attributes and how best to prepare and store your catch; monitoring and adaptive management of populations; illegal fishing and compliance/protection regulations; conflicts with commercial fisheries and environmental and animal welfare groups; the social and economic benefits/trade-offs to communities; triple-bottom line development of recreational fisheries; traditional recreational fisheries; funding, research models and stocking practices (or requirement thereof) for sustaining recreational fisheries; tourism; technology, fisher specialisation, and generational attitudes.


Online quiz 20%, group video assignment 50%, audio-visual seminar 30%

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