Course in Fishing Technology

University Centre of the Westfjords

Program Description

Course in Fishing Technology

University Centre of the Westfjords

(6 ECTS)

Introduction to the main principles, approaches and issues associated with fishing activities. In addition a briefer introduction to activities with the oil and gas production and mining activities in coastal and marine zones will be given. The course will illustrate the present stage of technology used in the marine environment with emphasis on the potentials, environmental impacts and future development of marine technology.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will:

  • have gained systematic understanding of present fishing technology
  • be able to describe it in details and understand the technological reasons for problems such as overfishing and environmental impacts
  • be able to collect and evaluate scientific information on fishing activities in coastal and marine zones


  • Participation during lectures: 10 %
  • Exercises during lecture period: 30% (two of 15% each)
  • Case study paper and poster: 60% (45% +15%)

Tentative out-of-classroom activity: Visits to a net loft and a trawler from the local fleet.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 23, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
3 weeks
Full time
60,000 ISK
Start date Feb. 2017
Iceland Westfjords
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 3 weeks
Price 60,000 ISK