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Global Fisheries and Seafood



Course format On-site
Date 2021-01-11 - 2021-05-07

Course Description:

The course offers a detailed overview of fisheries in selected ecosystems. The course offers a detailed overview on the history of global fisheries, the main global fisheries, seafood and flow of global seafood products as well as introducing concepts linked to global seafood logistics and fees. The lectures will include overviews historical development of the fisheries, as well as how fish resources are managed. The course will also examine the growing impact that it has been having on making the seafood marketplace more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Other related topics are traceability, product certification and certification of origin. Supply of seafood products and demographics. Fisheries and aquaculture by continent and major fishing nations. Processing methods and products from fisheries and aquaculture. Globalization and international companies in fisheries. The modern industrial fisheries vs fisheries in the developing world. Logistics, payment guarantees, currencies and protection. Practical training includes field trip to vertically integrated seafood company. Course assessment: Thesis, presentation, poster, report from field trip and participation in discussion groups.


Recommended preparation  SKI1106200 Fisheries in Iceland

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Examine the economically most important aquatic organisms in the environments under consideration;
  2. Gather information on and analyse the current stock status and landings of the most important commercial species;
  3. Contrast and critically analyse the trends in marine utilization (overall value chain) in each region;
  4. Compare fisheries management structures by the largest fishing nations
  5. Access data on global catch and markets, process and analyse the data in a spreadsheet.
  6. Collaborate efficiently in an international group in an online environment.


ISCED Categories

Logistics and shipping management