Fisheries Biology

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Course Code: 
ZOO 3205
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Classification of the major groups of East African fishes and their evolution, basic anatomy and physiology of fishes, environmental factors affecting fishes in: marine, estuarine, freshwaters and polluted waters, fish feeding habits and behaviour, breeding and reproduction, development in fishes, age growth and mortality, fish population structures, fish nutrition, recruitment, prediction of fisheries control measures, fishing gears, post - harvest fish handling and losses control measures, type of fisheries in Uganda, fisheries and man, over fishing and conservation.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between  of fish biology and  fisheries aspects;
  • Identify the fish community of East Africa
  • Understand the environmental factors influencing  fish distribution under varied environmental conditions;
  • Apply the knowledge gained in handling and conservation of fish


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