This course aims to present an introduction to current challenges, theory, and applications of fishery management, with an emphasis on marine systems, in the face of increasing social demands and habitat loss and degradation, as well as to the techniques applied to assure the conservation of exploited marine populations. Its main objectives are: to provide basic knowledge, capacity builiding and motivation required in processes that aim sustainability, to present an introduction to the marine fisheries dynamics and human dimensions; to stimulate students to develop consciousness on the emergent environmental and socioeconomic issues associated with fisheries, through the interface with external organizations and scientists active in both management and research; to help students to appreciate the role of different disciplines to contribute to sustainable fisheries.
This is a basic course which covers concepts and techniques of fishery biology, but also issues associated with the management and conservation of fishery resources. Theories on fisheries ecology and quantitative basis for stock assessment are part of the course's background. The interaction of social, biological, economic, and political aspects of fishery management is exemplified through field visits, research, exercises, reading, and a series of lectures with invited professionals, aiming to expose to the students the various perspectives for the solution of fisheries problems.
IOB-0135 – Pelagic system
The aim of this course is to provide basic information on the structure and dynamics of marine pelagic systems, with an emphasis on the processes of energy and matter transfer in the water column and their influence on biological communities both pelagic and benthic.
This course aims to introduce fundamental concepts and theories of Fisheries Oceanography, emphasizing oceanographic processes and mechanisms that regulate fisheries production, at the global and local scale. It is expected to improve both the comprehension and discussion on: the physical phenomena associated with biologic production in the oceans – the stock-recruitment relationships – optimal environmental windows – connectivity – dispersion – variability – overfishing – regime shifts and teleconections – climate change and fisheries.
The interaction of social, biological, economic, and political aspects will be exemplified by literature reviews on concepts, frameworks, and case studies discussion, in the context of several theories and schools, aiming to expose students to the various perspectives involved in natural resource management (fisheries). Contemporary techniques and approaches, such as socio-ecological systems, ecosystem-based fisheries management, quota management, community-based participatory management, and marine protected areas will be explored and discussed. A review of global applications for the management of fisheries systems is expected.
Training is offered as research intership, workshops, exchange and special participations.
Participation in graduate programs accredited by CAPES and other academic groups:
- Graduate Course on Fisheries and Aquaculture, Instituto de Pesca (SAA/SP).
- Master Course on Social Development Technologies (Nucleo Interdisciplinar de Desenvolvimento Social/UFRJ).
- Research-action of fisheries value chains (PAPESCA-UFRJ).
- Núcleo de Solidariedade Técnica (SOLTEC) of UFRJ Politechnical School.