Course in Principles of Fisheries Science – 15.0 ECTS

Last changed: 15 March 2019
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How much can we fish without jeopardising fish stocks and ecosystems? The course Principles of Fisheries Science gives you knowledge on what it takes for a fishery to be sustainable in the long run, how data collection, biological analyses and stock assessments are performed and how scientific advice is applied in practical and ecosystem-based fisheries management.

The course provides students theoretical understanding and practical skills in the principles of fisheries science: from fish ecology, population dynamics and stock analyses to scientific advice and fisheries management actions. The course caters to students who are interested in fish, fisheries, marine biology and limnology and who want to learn more about sustainable use and conservation of our natural resources.

One full year of fish studies

The course Principles of Fisheries Science can preferably be taken in combination with the course Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation. The courses are held during the same term (semester) and form a solid basis for students who want to work nationally or internationally with water and fish management issues. The two courses can also be combined with a thesis project (independent project) which will altogether cover one whole academic year (60 ECTS).

The courses can be taken within the SLU (and partners) Master Programs EnvEuro, Sustainable Development, and Sustainable Food Systems.  

Fish  - in both theory and practice

An excursion to Lysekil on the Swedish west coast is included in the course. At Lysekil, you will participate in a trawling survey onboard SLU Aqua’s research vessel M/S Hålabben. 

Link to the course plan.

Course period: Nov 1, 2019 – Jan 19, 2020

You apply to the course at . Application is open.

Field sampling onboard the SLU Aqua research vessel Hålabben is included as a part of the course. Photo. Baldvin Thorvaldsson
Teachers at the course are our leading experts on biological analyses of fish and stock assessments. Photo: Baldvin Thorvaldsson


Valerio Bartolino, Researcher
Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Marine Research, Population dynamics unit, SLU, +46 (0)10-478 40 58

Andreas Bryhn, Researcher/Director of Studies
Department of Aquatic Resources, SLU, +46 (0)79-478 41 52

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