|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||BIO/07|
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Provide students with the basic elements of the fishing techniques of the most important marine species from a commercial point of view. Provide the basis of the analysis methods of the fish stocks used for a correct management of the resources.
The course aims to familiarize students with the observation, conducted with a critical spirit, of the evolution that has occurred over time about the human use of marine resources, an activity that has led to the current general condition of overfishing of fish resources in relation both to the growing food demand of the world human population and to the need to maintain an adequate standard of living for fishery workers.
During the lectures, all the members of the class, protagonists of the learning process, are asked to present their knowledge / experiences on the topics covered. At the end of the meeting, the student, based on the multiplicity of previous knowledge and the different interpretations expressed by the class, will be able to constructively and subjectively re-elaborate the general information provided by the teacher.
At the end of the course, the desired habit of dealing with the multiple aspects of a problem / phenomenon from different points of view, through the formulation of more and more detailed self-queries, will allow the student to proceed independently to the analysis and to the prior assessment of the positive or negative consequences / alterations that human activities in the fishery and aquaculture sectors can produce in the marine aquatic ecosystem.
The course includes lectures with the active participation of the class members who, through the prior consultation of the teaching material already uploaded in aulaweb, can be informed in advance about the topics addressed at each meeting, thus having the opportunity to organize a personal mind map on the subject under discussion.
The laboratory foresees the morpho-physiological analysis of blue fish samples. It is also foreseen, if allowed by the weather and sea conditions, the observation at sea of the catch activity of the blue fish. Thematic analyzes and group work are not excluded, even in relation to the preparation of the final exam.
The evolution over time of the relationship between Man fisherman / Fishery resource: demographic increase, anthropic impact, environmental alterations, sustainable development.
The fishing activity in the world, in the Mediterranean, in Italy. The trades (terminology and regulations) and the tools (structure and methods of use). Pelagic resources and their monitoring. The stock assessment. Recognition of fish species. Some of the most important exploited species (cod, bluefin tuna, swordfish). The cephalopods. Cetaceans. Aquaculture and mariculture. Non-food resources: red coral. Management interventions: artificial barriers. The Anisakis.
The teaching material is provided directly by the teacher in the form of power point lessons.
All slides used during the lessons and other teaching material will be available on AulaWeb with an adequate advance compared to the day of the single lesson / laboratory exercise.
Office hours: Students and lecturer will agree upon office hours by appointment
MARIO PETRILLO (President)
PAOLO VASSALLO (President Substitute)
Detailed timetable available at the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/
Please refer to the AulaWeb specific page for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.
The exam is written with open questions and multiple chpices questions on topics covered in class together with the elaboration of a model of abundance and distribution of a fish stock
Verification of the achievement of the educational objectives of the course through questions related to the program actually carried out during the lessons of the course.
Due to the particular direction of teaching, constant attendance and active participation of the entire class is recommended.