Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001002012014FISHING GEARS AND METHODSCompulsory233
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to get knowledge and experiences in order to select an appropriate fishing gears and methods for sustainable fisheries and to introduce of national and international fishing gears, and to make classifications of the gears.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Okan AKYOL, Prof.Dr. Ali KARA
Learning Outcomes
1Have the theoretical and practical knowledge in fisheries engineering field
2Have the knowledge and capability of fishing gears and methods for sustainable fisheries
3Have the knowledge and capability of fishing gears and methods for integration to world fisheries
4Have the sufficiency for the classifications of fishing gears and methods
5Ability of the adapt to the other fisheries field (aquaculture, biological samples, etc.) of fishing gears and methods
6Ability the solve of problems by using knowledge of fishing gears and methods
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In contents of the lesson below subjects are covered, under the main titles of fishing gears and methods in fishery, fishing lines, gillnets, trammel nets, trawls, purse-seines, beach seines, tuna trap nets, lift nets, traps, fishing tools that using by hands, other accessories; world and Turkish fisheries sectors, classifications of fishing gears, fishing line tools, types of fishing line, long lines, material of nets, types of gillnet, parts of trawl, trawl mechanization, types of trawl, technical characteristics of purse-seine net, purse-seine mechanization, fishing, pots and traps, fyke nets, etc.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Turkish and world fisheriesStatistic collection process and examination of official statistics
2Classifications of fishing gearsComparison of classification methods
3Fishing lines and its accessoriesFishing knots for hooks and practices
4LonglinesPreparation of fishing line and longline
5Set netsPreparation of set net
6Trawl, dredge and beam trawlsVisit to a trawler
7Midterm
8Purse-seineParticipation to the purse-seine operation at the sea
9Beach seine Hauling a beach seine in the coast
10Trap nets and lift netsVisit to a coastal lift nets
11Traps and fishing tools that using by handsTo deploy of some fyke nets and pots in coastal area
12Effective factors on fisheriesVisit to a fishing port
13Fishing methods on pelagic fisheriesPractices at the sea
14Fishing methods on demersal fisheriesPractices at the sea
15Fishing methods on molluscs and crustaceansPractices at the sea
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Hoşsucu, H., Fisheries I, (in Turkish), Ders Kitabı No.24, 247 p. (1998) Hoşsucu, H., Fisheries III, (in Turkish), Ders Kitabı No.27, 237 p. (2000)
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14114
Field Work3618
Self Study166
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)88
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO155 4 443   4 
LO255 4 533   3 
LO355 3 255   5 
LO434 4 555   5 
LO555 5 225   5 
LO655 2 555   3 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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