Cognitive: The objectives of the course is the study of the systematics, anatomy, morphology, physiology, age and growth, reproduction, ecology and population dynamics of fishes and fisheries management.
Affective: Awareness through the knowledge of fish biology and ecology of the significance of the protection of fish stocks and their management.
Skills: Familiarity with external morphology measurements, analysis of morphometric data, sample construction for age identification and calculation of
fish fecundity, application of statistical and other methods for estimating growth parameters, mortality and population dynamic parameters, and use of
FishBase, the largest electronic encyclopaedia for fishes (www.fishbase.gr), for identifying species and studying their ecology, dynamics and managing
Course Content (Syllabus)
History, purpose of course. Morphology and systematics. Aspects of physiology. Fish and abiotic environment. Interactions between fishes and other organisms. Age and growth, length-weight relationships, growth parameters. Reproductive biology. Feeding and trophic levels. Mortality and population dynamics. Populations and climate. Migrations. Fisheries and fishing gears. Principles of fisheries management and fisheries models.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΣΤΕΡΓΙΟΥ K.Ι., Π.Κ.KΑΡΑΧΛΕ, Α.Χ. ΤΣΙΚΛΗΡΑΣ & Η. ΜΑΜΑΛΑΚΗΣ. 2011. Κραυγή ιχθύος. Ψάρια ελληνικών θαλασσών – Βιολογία, αλιεία, διαχείριση. 358 σελ. Εκδόσεις Πατάκης, Αθήνα.