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What is Fisheries Science?
Marine Institute
Fisheries science is a branch of marine science that deals with studies on the life history and state of fish stocks. The term ‘life history’ refers to the general biology of a fish stock (e.g. when/where do the fish spawn? How fast do they grow?). The term ‘state of a fish stock’ refers to the number and weight of fish in the stock (i.e. current stock biomass in tonnes). The overall aim of fisheries science is to provide information to managers on the state and life history of the stocks. This information feeds into the decision making process. Fisheries science, economic, social and political considerations all have an impact on the final management decision.
Keyword(s): Fisheries Science
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Marine Institute
Citation(s): Marine Institute, "What is Fisheries Science?", A Deeper Understanding, Marine Institute 2006
Publisher(s): Marine Institute
First Indexed: 2013-11-19 11:03:23 Last Updated: 2018-02-15 07:02:50