This module provides a global overview of the exploitation
of living marine resources and marine biological approaches
to conservation. This includes marine biodiversity, critical
habitats, environmental threats, fisheries exploitation,
coastal zone management, and marine protected areas.
It will take a holistic approach for marine and coastal
conservation, considering the economic, environmental,
political, and cultural influences on marine resource
management. Students will be provided with an overview
of the current state of marine mammal populations and
the major threats facing marine mammal conservation
including fisheries, pollution, diseases, and habitat loss.
Students will critically review national and international
marine and coastal conservation strategies and evaluate
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