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David L Fluharty
SMA 550
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Marine Studies

Examination of various aspects of marine studies. Content varies, depending upon the interests of the faculty and students. Intended for the joint participation by the faculty and advanced students in the investigation of selected topics. One or more groups are organized each quarter.

Class description

Fisheries management and policy will focus on US fisheries and institutions. It will explore all aspects of the fishery management process starting from the basic laws that govern fisheries through their implementation and management at federal, state and international levels. The course will examine interrelationships with other management regimes that affect conduct of U.S. fisheries including federal, tribal, state and international fisheries. Issues to be examined include conservation of marine mammals and seabirds, management and recovery of endangered species, and fisheries in coastal management. At the international level, the management of high seas fisheries, transboundary and highly migratory species and performance of regional fisheries management organizations will be addressed. Fishery implications of emerging trends in ecosystem- based management of fisheries and coastal and marine spatial planning are will be discussed as well as the increasing use of marine protected areas and catch shares in fisheries management.

Student learning goals

Professional competency in fisheries management, management processes and management institutions

Ability to critically assess fishery management problems and apply science and information in their solution

General method of instruction

Team taught by Dave Fluharty and Penny Dalton. Course involves a mix of seminars, in class discussions, and individual projects.

Recommended preparation

Graduate student standing. Upper division Undergrads may enter with instructor's permission.

Class assignments and grading

Text book and selected class readings. Several short writing assignments to explore key concepts and information discussed in class and one writing project on topic of course selected by student.

Knowledgeable class participation based on readings. Performance on short written assignments and term project.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by David L Fluharty
Date: 08/30/2011