Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104015432007Effects of Marine Mammals on FisheriesElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to get knowledge and experiences the effects of marine mammals on fishing activities and applications for reduction of negative impacts on fisheries and also to learning of national and international regulations on conservations of marine mammals.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Okan AKYOL
Learning Outcomes
1Have the theoretical and practical knowledge in fisheries engineering field
2Have the knowledge and capability of interactions between fishing gears and marine mammals for sustainable fisheries
3Have the knowledge and capability of marine mammals, affected by fishing gears and methods for integration to world fisheries
4Have the reach to related literatures, and have the sufficiency make the field surveys on the marine mammals
5Have the sufficiency and capability on collecting, evaluating and reporting of data from field surveys
6Ability the solve of problems by using their knowledge
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
In contents of the lesson below subjects are covered, description of the marine mammals (seals, whales, dolphins, etc.), distributed in both Mediterranean and Turkish seas. A general view of fishing gear, which interacts between marine mammals. Effects of marine mammals on fishing activities and some methods used in reduction of negative impacts on fishing, and also international organizations and legislations
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Identification and classification of marine mammals (MMs)Analysis of the species identification key
2Distribution and migration of the MMsClassification of the distribution according to oceans in a map
3History of fishing on MMsMethodologies in reaching to the historical literature
4Statistical old data on MMs in world, Mediterranean and TurkeyStatistic collection process and examination of old statistics
5Direct fisheries on MMs: case study of JapanVideo presentation of Japan fishing operations on MMs
6Introduction to fishing gears, interacted of MMsDescription of fishing gears
8Gillnetting and MMsInterviewing with fishermen in a fishing port
9Active fishing gears and MMsInterviewing with fishermen in a fishing port
10Traps and MMsInterviewing with fishermen in a fishing port
11Tourism and MMsInterviewing in dolphinariums
12Aquaculture and MMsInterviewing with fishermen in fish farms
13Acoustic gears, using to frighten to MMsVisit to SAD-AFAG office in Foça for monk seal
14Conservation strategies of MMsVisit to a tuna fattening fish farm
15Regulations and organizations on MMsInvestigating of national and international bulletins
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Commission of the European Communities, 2003. Laying down measures concerning incidental catches of cetaceans in fisheries and amending Regulation (EC) No 88/98. Council Regulation, 2003/0163 (CNS), Brussels. Bearzi, G., 2002. Interactions between Cetaceans and Fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea. In: G. Notarbarto di Sciara (Ed.), Cetaceans of the Mediterranean and Black Seas: state of knowledge and conservation strategies. A report to the ACCOBAMS Secretariat, Monaco, February 2002.section 9, 20 p. Fertl, D., Leatherwood, S., 1997. Cetacean Interactions with trawls: A preliminary Review. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 22: 219-248. Reeves, R.R., Read, A.J., Natarbartola-di-Sciara, G., 2001. Report of the Workshop on Intercations between Dolphins and Fisheries in the Mediterranean Evaluation of Mitigation Alternatives”. ICRAM, Roma, 4-5 May 2001.
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
Report Preparation11515
Project Preparation11515
Project Presentation122
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1532   5
LO24333  5
LO34455  4
LO535    3
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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