Fishing Gear Technology I - MSC 132


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Course Description

This course introduces modern rope seamanship and fishing gear theory, design, repair, and analysis as it relates to fisheries research. Emphasis is placed on various practical knots, rope splicing, marine hardware, biological sampling gear classifications, and the basics of net construction, repair, and design. Upon completion, students should be able to implement marlin spike skills; repair netted material; and identify, design, and construct various types of biological entrapment and entanglement gear.

  • Course Hours Per Week: Class 2, Lab 3.
  • Semester Hours Credit: 3.
  • Prerequisite: None.