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Fisheries Managment

The course gives an overview of methods and problems in Swedish fisheries management, with focus on fish populations in lake and coastal areas. You will learn the basics in fish habitat restoration and how to design monitoring programs.

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Academic year 2020/2021

Fisheries Managment (BI1371-10314) 2020-08-31 - 2021-01-17

BI1371 Fisheries Managment, 7.5 Credits


Syllabus approved




Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

General entry requirements


The course gives an overview of fisheries management in theory and practice with a special focus on lakes and rivers.

After finalising the course the student will be able to:
- Give a basic overview of threats/problems regarding Swedish fresh water fish, and discuss suitable solutions.
- Show practical skills in monitoring methods relevant for fisheries management in Sweden, e.g electrofishing and gillnetfishing.
- Do basic interpretation of test-fishing data to estimate status of fish stocks.


The course gives an overview of threats to fish habitats, fisheries management in theory and practice, aquaculture of fish and crayfish for release in the wild and management of fish management areas. The course have a Swedish perspective and focus on threats and management of salmonids including restoration of migration routes and hatching sites. An overview of fish sampling in lakes and rivers, migration biology and telemetri and an introduction to analysis tool e.g. GIS is also given. The course includes excursions to highlight fisheries management actions in lakes and streams. The excursions are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Written exam, oral and written assignments and attendance on compulsory activities.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course is a distance course with two meetings during the semester. Meetings include lectures, seminars, excursions and examination.

Responsible department

Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies

Further information

Determined by: Vice dekan S-fak
Biology field: Zoologi (djurbiologi)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) Fiskevård - för friska fiskbestånd i friska vatten
Author: Erik Degerman, Ingemar Näslund
ISBN: 978-91-86786-44-1
Comments: Boken "Ekologi för Fiskevård" (Red: Lennart Persson mfl, förlag Sportfiskarna) fungerar som ett bra komplement till denna bok om man vill fördjupa sig i mer ekologiska aspekter av fiskevården

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI1371 Application code: SLU-10098 Distance course: Yes Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies Pace: 25%