Sustainable Fisheries

Course Dates

June 12, 2017 to June 26, 2017


One semester of college-level biology.

Course Description

Students will explore the theory and practice of fisheries sustainability through lectures, readings, laboratory exercises, and interactions with local fishermen. This course will focus primarily on species harvested in the Gulf of Maine, with an emphasis on finfish. Students in the course should be prepared for lots of time at-sea aboard research vessels and commercial fishing vessels.

UNH Open Aquaculture Sustainable Fisheries at-sea

(L) SML students assist during feeding time at UNH's open ocean aquaculture facility at the Isles of Shoals (photo by T. Garzo). (R) At-sea aboard local, commercial fishing vessels (photo by J. Coyer).


Dr. Erik Chapman:

Acting Director, N.H. Sea Grant; Fisheries & Aquaculture Program Leader and Commercial Fisheries Extension Specialist, N.H. Sea Grant; University of New Hampshire

Course Video

Dr. Erik Chapman gives an overview on Community Supported Fisheries (CSFs).



Course Numbers

Cornell: BIOSM 2800 (3 Credits)
UNH: MEFB 702 (4 Credits)