Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104015062005Open Sea and Industrial FisheriesElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course presents a summary and review of the development of industrial fisheries in the World. The world’s fisheries are divided two main groups: artisanal fisheries and industrial fisheries. The industrial fisheries are calling for high technology and are quite capital intensive. A more encompassing and robust definition could be formulated in detail, but for the purpose of this course, industrial fishing is defined as using large vessels, generally greater than 15 m in length, for fishing activity that is usually carried out in offshore areas. The history of industrial fishing development has not been without problems. However, industrial fisheries is one of the important resources to generate both revenue and food security for the World. Industrial fishing has been also granted access to the vast offshore areas. Industrial fisheries in the Turkey and World have generally been associated with the tuna resources. In this course, the students will learn how to analyze and solve the problems which arise in the industrial fishing activities by apply fishing regulations and measurements as a tool.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Adnan TOKAÇ
Learning Outcomes
1Able to analyze relation and conflict to between fisheries activities and management
2At the end of the course, students should be able to: Have detailed information on the history and development of the open sea and industrial fisheries
3Have detailed information on the catch statistics
4Have detailed information major fishing grounds and fisheries resources
5Able to choose fishing gears will be used in the industrial fisheries
6Have detailed information on the tuna fisheries and catch quotas which are applied
7Have detailed information on the fisheries organizations and cooperation’s
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
In this course main topics are; introduction, brief history of industrial fishing, live in the seas, major fisheries resources, species of commercial importance, pelagic fish species, demersal fish species, Turkey and World catch statistics, tuna fisheries, management and regulation of industrial fishing, fishing gears and methods used in the industrial fishing, biological, technological, economic, social and politic considerations of industrial fishing, upwelling, fishing fleets, fisheries organizations and cooperation, fishing agreements
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introduction and brief history of the open sea and industrial fisheries Orientation
2life in the seas, food chain, currents, temperature of sea water reading-searching literature
3Major fisheries resources, commercial importance species, reading-searching literature
4Catch statistics consideration write report based on literature
5Small pelagic fish species, fishing of the sardine and anchovy write report based on literature
6Pelagic fish species, fishing of the mackerels and tunas write report based on literature
7Demersal fish species, fishing of the red mullet and hakes interview with fisherman
8Midterm midterm
9Fisheries of crustacea, bivalve mollusks, squid and octopus visit to fishing vessels
10Fisheries management and regulations, catch quotas, fishing agreements visit to fishing harbor
11Considerations of fishing gear and methods used in the industrial fisheries observation
12Industrial fishing fleets and factory ships write report based on visits and observations
13Project presentations write report based on visits and observations
14Project presentations write report based on visits and observations
15Project presentations Report presentation
16Final exam Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Tokaç, A.,1998. Açık Deniz Balıkçılığı ve Türkiye Açısından Değerlendirilmesi. Ege Üniversitesi Akademik Seminerler Yıllığı (1987/1988). Sayı 1 s. 98-113 von Brandt, A., Fish Catching Methots in the World
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Field Trip31030
Report Preparation12525
Report Presentation111
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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