Science of Fishing 1
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Identify a range of fish species commonly caught in Australian recreational fisheries.
- Describe the characteristics (morphology, physiology and internal anatomy) of a fish species that influence their habitat preferences and behaviour within the marine environment.
- Describe the fishing gear and methods used for catching fish in a recreational fishery.
- Outline the strategies for managing a recreational fishery contributing to sustainability.
- Produce a plan for a safe, responsible and successful recreational fishing trip in Australia.
- Introduction to the Unit
- Introduction to Fish Identification
- Describing Fish - the First Step
- Identifying Your Fish
- Internal anatomy
- Swimming and moving
- Sensory biology
- The marine ecosystems
- Habitat preferences
- Interpreting weather, tides and currents
- Adaptations (Climate change)
- Getting to the fish? (Boats, kayaks rock fishing, jetties, from the shore, charts etc)
- Finding the fish? (Local knowledge, electronics)
- Catching the fish? (Rod, line, hooks, bait
- Safety (safety equipment, radio)
- Preparing for a fishing trip
- Characteristics of a fish stock
- Sustainable fishing
- Fishing controls (Recreational fishing rules)
- Following the rules
- Enjoying the experience (personal well-being, family bonding etc)
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
In this subject you will not only learn about the science behind fishing techniques and how these interact with the biology and behaviour of a species, but also how recreational fisheries are sustainably managed and how you can be a responsible fisher. Important and interesting questions/skills for fishers include: identifying a species, determining what they eat and understanding how their biology, sensory abilities, preferred habitats and behavior influence fishing techniques. After completion of this subject you may change the way you fish, with both an improved fishing experience and a greater understanding of how to fish safely and responsibly for the future.
- Module 1 Quiz (8%)
- Module 2 quiz (8%)
- Module 3 quiz (8%)
- Module 4 Quiz (8%)
- Fishing Trip Plan (30%)
- Module 5 Quiz (8%)
- Public Communication (30%)
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