International Fisheries Management

ENE482 International Fisheries Management

Spring 2024

  • Topics

    The course will give an introduction to dynamic modelling, and fisheries regulations studied in detail. The contribution of aquaculture to future food security will be studied. Topics include:

    • An introduction to the dynamic bioeconomic model of the fishery.
    • Regulation of fisheries.
    • Quota, also known as catch rights based management.
    • Game theoretic approaches to the management of high seas fisheries.
    • New technologies in aquaculture.
    • The contribution of fish to future feed security.

    This course can be taken independently of ENE479.

  • Learning outcome


    Upon successful completion the student has

    • Basic knowledge of dynamic bioeconomic modelling.
    • Knowledge of the impact of incentives on resource management.
    • Knowledge about current and expected future status of salmon aquaculture.
    • Knowledge about the contribution of fish to food security.


    Upon successful completion the student

    • Can discuss resource management issues relating to fisheries and aquaculture.
    • Can summarize and support arguments based on analytical knowledge in resource management, fisheries and aquaculture.
    • Will have a foundation for considering the future of aquaculture development.

    General competence

    Upon successful completion the student will have improved his/her

    • Analytical skills with regard to resource management, fisheries and aquaculture.
    • General knowledge of the impact of incentives.
    • Industry knowledge.

  • Teaching

    One week intensive course with a two hour lecture every morning. The two hour afternoon sessions will vary from day to day: lectures, group work, guest lecture and/or excursion.

    Excursions and guest lectures

    Provided necessary funding will be forthcoming, ENE482 International Fisheries Management will include a full day excursion to Austevoll with

    • Visit to the aquaculture station
    • Meeting with representatives of Austevoll municipality - topic: the importance of fisheries and aquaculture in the local economy.
    • Meeting with Halstensen & Co, a major fishing company.

  • Credit reduction due to overlap

    ENE482 cannot be combined with ELE480.

  • Compulsory Activity

    Submission of written assignment(s).

  • Assessment

    Written course paper, to be submitted individually or in groups of two.

  • Grading Scale


  • Literature

    Lecture notes will largely be self sufficient, however, a reading list will also be provided.


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Spring. Will be offered Spring 2024 (first time - last week of the semester).

Course responsible

Professor Trond Bjørndal, Centre for Applied Research