Please discuss your course requirements with your academic department and your IOF research supervisor. The IOF offers a series of FISH fisheries courses, which all students are encouraged to take for official credit, or on audit at some point during your time at UBC. If you are planning to officially or unofficially audit a course, please obtain the permission of the instructor first. FISH courses with low registration are subject to possible cancellation on or before the date of the first class.



Offered in Term 2

FISH 500 (3 credits) Issues in Fisheries Research: Seminars – Fisheries Management | Terms 1 & 2

FISH 501 (3 credits) Ecosystem Modelling | Christensen

FISH 504 (3 credits) Quantitative Analysis of Fisheries I | McAllister| Term 2

FISH 506E (3 credits) Issues in Fisheries Research: A History of Fisheries | Pitcher | Term 2

FISH 506F (3 credits) Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Fisheries Management | Menzies | Term 2

FISH 506G (3 credits) Economic Foundations of Environmental Policies | Sumaila | Term 2

FISH 507 (3 credits) Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership | Donner | Term 1 & 2

FISH 509 (3 credits) Bayesian Methods for Fisheries Stock Assessment | McAllister


9:00-12:00 noon

9:00-10:30 am
FISH 509

9:00-11:00 am
FISH 509

9:00-11:00 am
FISH 501
9:00-10:30 am
FISH 504
11:00-12:00 noon
FISH 500 Seminar
1:00-3:00 pm
FISH 501
1:00-2:00 pm
FISH 500 Discussion
2:00-4:00 pm
2:00-4:00 pm
FISH 507
2:00-4:00 pm
2:00-4:00 pm
FISH 504
5:00-8:00 pm


Not Currently Offered

FISH 502 (3 credits) Issues in Fisheries Research: Marine and Freshwater

FISH 503 (3 credits) Science and Society in Aquatic Policy | Vincent

FISH 505 (3 credits) Quantitative Analysis of Fisheries 2 | McAllister

FISH 508 (3 credits) Fisheries Economics and Management | Sumaila

FISH 510 (3 credits) Bayesian Decision Analysis for Fisheries Management | McAllister


UBC graduate students may register to take FISH courses:

  • for credit via the Student Services website OR
  • for official audit using the Change Registration form at (instructor and admitting department signatures required; please provide a photocopy of completed form to the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries office)

In addition, students and non-students may take some FISH courses for unofficial audit by contacting the instructor to obtain permission and then sending an e-mail to