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F 51R Ocean issues study guide

This product is proudly Australian Made

ISBN : 978-1-86283-174-2

Published Date : 10 November 2018

Product Code : F 51R

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Written by Adam Richmond, Gail Riches,  Dr Teressa Yantsch and Bob Moffatt

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Unit 4: Ocean issues and resource management

Topic 1: Oceans of the future


Section 19. Management and conservation 

S19 Management and conservation

T122 Habitat preservation arguments  

T123 MPA design criteria II

T124 Marine ecosystem health

T125 MPA success stories 

T126 Government and NGO management roles

Subject matter statements

T 122 Recall and use the arguments for preserving species and habitats (i.e. ecological, economic, aesthetic, ethical) through identifying their associated direct and indirect values in a given case study

T 123 Recall and explain the criteria (i.e. site selection, networking and connectivity, replication, spacing, size and coverage) used to design protected marine areas

T 124 Identify management strategies used to support marine ecosystem health (e.g. managing threats, zoning, permits, plans, longitudinal monitoring)

T 125 Evaluate the success of a named protected marine area

T 126 Compare the roles of government and non-government organisations in the management and restoration of ecosystems and their relative abilities to respond (e.g. speed, diplomatic constraints, political influence, enforceability).


Section 20. Future scenarios 

S20 Future scenarios 

T127 Atmospheric condition datasets

T128 Historical geological data comparisons

T129 Ocean acidification consequences

T130 Weather and climate drivers

T131 Impacts of global temperature rise

Subject matter statements

T 127 Evaluate future scenarios for a named marine system through the analysis of different atmospheric condition datasets

T 128 Compare historical geological data (e.g. of coral cores) with changes in land use practices and global carbon dioxide and temperature levels

T 129 Recognise that ocean acidification has indirect consequences on the ocean and its uses

T 130 Identify the factors between the atmosphere and the oceans that drive weather patterns and climate (e.g. temperature, wind speed and direction, rainfall, breezes and barometric pressure)

T 131 Understand that average global temperature increases impact on marine environments by altering thermal regimes and changing physical and chemical parameters of the ocean (e.g. aragonite saturation levels and rising sea levels).


Topic 2: Managing fisheries


Section 21. Fisheries and population dynamics 

S21 Fisheries and population dynamics 

T132 Fishery types 

T133 Wild catch significance

T134 World fisheries declines

T135 Fish population distribution

T136 Rugosity and fish diversity

T137 Bioaccumulation food web effects

T138 Climate change and fish populations

T139 Fisheries management case study

T140 Lincoln index 

T141 Reliability of fisheries data

T142 International agreements

T143 Maximum sustainable and economic yields

T144 Ecosystem-based fisheries management

T145 MPAs and fisheries

T146 Lincoln index practical

Subject matter statements

T 132 Understand that the term fishery has a variety of meanings and that there are three main types (i.e. artisanal, recreational and commercial)

T 133 Understand the significance of wild caught fish as the major source of protein globally

T 134 Understand that the world’s fisheries are in decline

T 135 Explain how distribution of fish populations are determined by temperature, primary productivity and nutrient dispersal, and these are influenced by currents, upwelling and seasonal factors

T 136 Assess rugosity data and link this to fish diversity

T 137 Assess the impact of bioaccumulation through the food web into edible seafood

T 138 Explain how the alteration of thermal regimes caused by climate change is affecting the distribution of fish populations

T 139 Compare a case study of a fish population in decline with a case study of a fish population that is in recovery in relation to fisheries management practices

T 140 Interpret fish population data using the Lincoln index (capture–recapture method) and identify the reliability of this data to inform fisheries management decision-making on quota and total allowable catch

T 141 Identify the factors (e.g. sampling techniques, fish behaviour, temporal and spatial movement, life history) that determine the reliability of fisheries population data and consider the limitations of these factors

T 142 Recognise an international agreement that is used to manage migratory pelagic species

T 143 Appraise the use of maximum sustainable yields and maximum economic yields

T 144 Recognise that fisheries management has shifted from single species maximum sustainable yield towards ecosystem-based fisheries management

T 145 Understand the value of marine protected areas including estuarine and open-water environments to fisheries sustainability.

T 146 Apply the Lincoln index in a modelled capture–recapture scenario (Mandatory practical).


Section 22. Australia’s fisheries management 

S22 Australia’s fisheries management 

T147 The Australian Fishing Zone

T148 Status of Australian fisheries

T149 Australian seafood exports and imports

T150 Why do we import seafood?

T151 Economic value of fisheries

T152 Total allowable catch

T153 Spatial zoning fish management

T154 Fisheries precautionary principles 

Subject matter statements

T 147 Identify the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ)

T 148 Infer that the status of Australian fisheries is due to science-based management, the rule of law and good governance

T 149 Identify an example of a major Australian edible seafood export product and an import product

T 150 Examine the factors that lead to a higher proportion of the seafood consumed in Australia being imported

T 151 Recall that Australian Fisheries have an economic value

T 152 Explain monitoring and control of total allowable catch and fixed quotas

T 153 Describe dynamic spatial zoning fish management (including e-monitoring) as a fish management technique in terms of ecosystem-based management in relation to a case study

T 154 Describe the use of the precautionary principle as applied to ecosystem management.


Section 23. Aquaculture 

S23 Aquaculture 

T155 Aquaculture and food security

T156 Analyse ABARES reports

T157 What makes a good aquaculture species?

T158 Carrying capacity predictions 

T159 Aquaculture system types 

T160 Aquaculture issues 

Subject matter statements

T 155 Recognise why the current state of aquaculture in the world cannot address food security

T 156 Analyse Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) fisheries reports to determine changes in fisheries practices over the past 10 years, including economic contribution of aquaculture relative to wild catch, the top five aquaculture species in Australia by volume and value

T 157 Identify attributes (e.g. resilience, fast growth rate, low-feed conversion ratio) of an aquaculture species detailing its life cycle, adaptations, requirements and marketability that would make a species desirable to farm

T 158 Predict the maximum carrying capacity of an aquaculture system based on the size of ponds or tanks, the requirement of a species, and farming technique

T 159 Contrast different aquaculture systems (e.g. open, closed or recirculating, intensive and extensive)

T 160 Understand issues with output pollution, biosecurity and waste removal and production of feed for aquaculture

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