ENV 586b () / 2023-2024

Fisheries & Aquaculture

Credits: 3

Spring 2024: Tu,Th, 1:00-2:15, ESC 110

We will consider current issues affecting fisheries and aquaculture. Humans have been harvesting food from aquatic ecosystems for millennia, but increasing human population size, changing climate, and ongoing habitat alteration are among myriad factors negatively impacting aquatic species and their habitats. We will analyze, through the lens of Western science as well as through global perspectives spanning local, regional, and indigenous knowledge, how extractive activities in the form of fisheries and aquaculture has impacted aquatic systems and their biota. We will also consider what a sustainable future can look like for these critical resources and the ecosystems they inhabit.