BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-270 - Fisheries Ecology - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-270 - Fisheries Ecology - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to carry out such technical skills as classifying streams, identifying common fish species, describing habitat and life cycles of most fish species and collecting data specific to aquatic surveys. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to recommend and apply sustainable management practices as they relate to fishery resources.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 165, ENRT 170,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • classify streams and water courses;

  • assess stream channels and other aquatic habitat in regard to fishery concerns;

  • identify common fish species and their habitat;

  • identify aquatic and terrestrial insect orders common to stream ecosystems;

  • describe life cycles of most fish species;

  • collect data specific to aquatic surveys;

  • apply statistics relevant to sampling methods;

  • capture and enumerate fish stocks using gee traps, fish fence, electro fishing, angling and beach seining;

  • interpret and assess aquatic survey data and recommend management strategies;

  • recommend management practices to conserve, protect and enhance fishery resources and habitat;

  • apply knowledge of management principles, ethics and sustainability as they relate to fishery resources; and

  • access and discuss legislation and Aboriginal rights and title as it relates to fishery resources.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Moyle, Peter B. and Cech, Joseph J. Jr. Fishes An Introduction to Ichthyology. Current edition. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Prentice Hall.
  • Pollard, W.R., Hartman, G.F., Groot, C. and Edgell, Phil. Field Identification of Coastal Juvenile Salmonids. Current edition. Madeira Park, B.C. Harbour Publishing.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024
    T1:00PM - 3:00PM