Spring 2021

Seminar on Fisheries

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-430

Formerly listed as: PICK-05


Ethan J. Temeles (Section 01)


The dependency of many countries on marine organisms for food has resulted in severe population declines in cod, bluefin tuna, swordfish, and abalone, as well as numerous other marine organisms. In this seminar we will examine the sociological, political, and economic impacts of global depletion of fisheries. Questions addressed will be: What is the scope of extinctions or potential extinctions due to over-harvesting of marine organisms? How are fisheries managed, and are some approaches to harvesting better than others? How do fisheries extinctions affect the society and economy of various countries, and ecosystem stability? How do cultural traditions of fishermen influence attempts to manage fisheries? Does aquaculture offer a sustainable alternative to overfishing the seas, and what is aquaculture’s impact on ecosystem stability? Three class hours per week.

Professor Temeles. Spring Semester.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to senior majors, then juniors, then sophomores


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Online Only


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2013, Spring 2021, Spring 2023