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New Course in Spring 2014: FISH 230 Economics of Fisheries and Oceans (5cr, I&S/NW)

FISH 230 Economics of Fisheries and Oceans (5) I&S/NW, Prof. Chris Anderson (

MWF 10:30-11:50

This course explores how and why people interact with the oceans, and why these interactions often lead to environmental degradation. To develop this understanding, students will use the tools and methods of economics to examine current threats to ocean environments including why overfishing occurs, why coastal dead zones are increasing, why oil spills occur, and more.

Prerequisites: None – open to anyone at the UW
Meets Natural World and Individual & Societies Requirements


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