Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104015512009By - Catch Problems in FisheriesElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
By-catch is the most important problems of marine fishery on account of caught both non-target species and undersized fish. The aim of this course, to teach general description and features of target, by-catch and discard terminology in fishing gear and according to fishing gears for the reduction of by-catch and discard is to show what can be done.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. M. Hakan KAYKAÇ
Learning Outcomes
1Comprehend dimensions of the problems in terms of Turkey and the world fisheries
2Developable a fishing gear to target species specific
3Understanding of target, by-catch and discard terminology in fishery
4Producing solutions against by-catch and discard problems
5Applying selective devices for by-catch reduction according to fishing gears
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General description and features of target, bycatch and discard terminology. Dimension of the problem in Turkish and world fisheries. Grids, escape windows, material and rigging changes used particulary in trawl fisheries in order to reduce the bycatch, and adaptation of such relatively selective devices to commerciel fisheries.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the courseTo meet and review of the lesson plan
2Introduction of fishing gearsField study
3Definition of target, bycatch and discard terminologyScanning of the previous resources
4Dimension of the problem in Turkish and world fisheriesReport Preparation
5Bycatch and endangered speciesReport Presentation
6Target and bycatch fishing in trawl fisheriesField work
7Target and bycatch fishing in purse seine fisheriesField work
8Mid term
9Target and bycatch fishing in small scale fishing gears Field work
10Reduction applications of bycatchCase study
11Selectivity studies in fishing gearsCase study
12Applications of fishing gear to species specificReport Preparation
13The importance of fisheries managementReport Presentation
14Preparing and/or presenting reportsPresentation
15Preparing and/or presenting reportsPresentation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook: None Recommended texts: S.J., 2007. By-catch Reduction in the World's Fisheries (Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries). P.O. Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 290p. FAO (2005) Discards in the world’s marine fisheries: an update (by Kelleher K). FAO Fisheries Technical Paper N o. 470, Rome. 134 pp Kendall, D. 1990. Shrimp separating panels in shrimp trawls: status of the implementation in the commercial fleet and ongoing research projects. Working Group Meeting, Ostende, May 18–22, 1990. ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark Melvin E.F. and Parrish, J.K. (Eds.) 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium Seabird Bycatch: Trends, Roadblocks and Solutions, February 26-27, 1999, Blaine Washington, Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group. University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-01-01. 206 pp.,
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Field Work31030
Report Preparation21530
Report Presentation224
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)202
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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