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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMS 563 - Fisheries Policy & Management

This graduate course aims to provide a foundation in the theory and practice of contemporary fisheries policy and management.  Students that participate in this class will learn about the key policy frameworks that guide fisheries management and the contemporary strategies being deployed to balance conservation and resource use.  This course starts with a primer on the institutional architecture of fisheries management and a description of federal, state and local management and how these complex systems are interrelated.  The second part of this course will focus on contemporary policy tools in fisheries management and the seminal and emerging scholarship that has shaped their use and refinement.  In this course, students will also engage with policymakers, managers, and fishers first-hand through fieldtrips and guest lectures that are designed to provide a greater understanding of the complexity and nuance of the decision-making process.  Student that take this class will deepen their understanding of fisheries management and policy and hone their written and analytical skills in the process.   

Prerequisites & Notes

Credits: 3