Fisheries Biology, Management & Conservation

The course covers the biology and ecology of exploited species, the fisheries gears and techniques, fisheries monitoring, effect of fisheries on marine ecosystems, fisheries-related socio-economic effects of global changes and aquaculture & aquariology for food production and in research.


FIREBAC | #Marine Biology | #Science & Society | 4 ECTS

Semester 3 (Fall)


Learning outcomes

  • learn more about the biology, life history, evolution and ecology of exploited species.
  • understand population structure and dynamics of exploited populations, functioning and harvesting strategies of different fishing gears.
  • understand the impact of fisheries and climate change on the population dynamics
  • learn how to use simple numerical modeling tools in fisheries
  • connect aquaculture and aquariology to conservation and research
  • address risk assessment and management of chemical contaminant in fishery product


  • Introduction to fisheries biology: nekton, fish feeding modes, fish adaptations
  • Dispersal & Connectivity
  • Fisheries Science
  • Fisheries on ecosystems
  • Fisheries modeling
  • Risk assessment and management of chemical contaminant in fishery product
  • Aquariology in Science
  • Aquaculture


  • Aldine Amiel (IRCAN, Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Marie-Yasmine Dechraoui Bottein (ECOSEAS, Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Hubert Du Pontavice (Princeton University, USA)
  • Eric Durieux (Stella Mare, Université de Corse)
  • Robin Faillettaz (IFREMER Lorient)
  • Christophe Mocquet (Université Côte d'Azur), module coordinator


  • Written examination (final)
  • Quiz
  • Workshops & Assignments
The other Semester 3 modules
The other #Marine Biology modules
The other #Science and Society modules