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Fishing: can it be sustainably managed?
This free course, Fishing: can it be sustainably managed? aims to explore the ways in which fishing, an economic activity, can also be understood as an environmental problem. Video, charts, tables and activities will introduce the UK commercial fishing industry and how management techniques are applied in a quest to achieve sustainable fish stocks. The interplay of historical, economic, social, political and geographical factors that shape the UK fishing industry are also considered.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand why fishing can be considered an environmental issue and the challenges it presents
- recognise the need for an interdisciplinary approach to interpret and explain environmental problems
- discuss the relationship between economic uncertainty and environmental change
- appreciate how analytical concepts can help make sense of complex environmental issues such as the sustainable management of fish stocks.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Fishy stories
- 2 Sustainable fisheries
- 3 Fishing in the UK
- 4 Sustainable management of UK fish stocks – myth or reality?
- 5 Fishing communities
- 6 Fish dinners
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