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close this bookSmall-Scale Marine Fisheries - A Training Manual (Peace Corps, 1983, 631 p.)
close this folderWeek 2: Training
View the documentSession T-1: Introduction to technical training
View the documentSession T-2: The oceans, rivers, streams of the world an overview of world wide fisheries
View the documentSession T-3: Special projects
View the documentSession T-4: Introduction to nets
View the documentSession T-5: Non-verbal communication
View the documentSession T-6: Introduction to net construction and repair
View the documentSession T-7: Introduction to outboard engines
View the documentSession T-9: Values clarification
View the documentSession T-10: Outboard engine trouble shooting
View the documentSession T-11: Tropical photography - extension

Session T-2: The oceans, rivers, streams of the world an overview of world wide fisheries

Time: 9:30 AM


· To provide a global view of Marine Fisheries today and in the future
· To provide information on Peace Corps Marine Fisheries Goals
· To bring the individual volunteer's role into perspective
· To have participants brainstorm key problems and possible solutions concerning small scale fisheries in and around their site


This session is to bring into focus the global view of the worlds' fish supply. Are we depleting the fish of our oceans? Do we need controls world wide? These are two of the many questions that are addressed. Discussion then moves to Peace Corps goals in marine fisheries, and finally brings into perspective the role of the individual volunteer.


1. Participants brainstorm problems and solutions
2. Lecture on global views, Peace Corps Goals, individual perspectives


· Flip charts, markers, tape

EXERCISE 1 - Problems and Solutions in Marine Fisheries That Trainees May Encounter

Total Time: 45 Minutes


The purpose of this exercise is to have trainees brainstorm and record problems and solutions in marine fisheries that they expect to encounter.




45 Minutes

1. Trainer asks for groups to form based on the countries they will be going to for service. Trainer then asks groups to brainstorm problems that they expect to encounter and list them on newsprint. After problems have been listed, list possible solutions.

2. Small country groups present their lists of problems and solutions to large group.

3. Trainer summarizes the activity and points out similarities and differences.

EXERCISE 2 - Overview of Marine Fisheries From-A Global Prospective, The Peace Corps Goals, and The Individual Volunteer Role

Total Time: 1 Hour


The purpose of this exercise is to give information on the world problems in marine fisheries, to state Peace Corps Goals and to give hope to the individual volunteer that they can play a part in changing the grim predictions for the world's fisheries.




45 Minutes

1. Trainer (or, if possible, a visiting authority on Marine Fisheries)gives lecture on global picture. Lecture outline follows: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE A. Commercial Ventures

1. What impact they have on the small-scale fisherman

2. What impact they have on the world fish population

B. Small-Scale Fisheries

1. Past

a. Technical proficiency

2. Present

b. Personal fulfillment

3. Future

c. Community involvement

C. Peace Corps Goals

1. Education of fisherman in:

a. Preservation

b. Processing

c. Marketing

D. What can the individual do.

15 Minutes

2. Trainers and/or speakers ask for questions from participants. Trainer summarizes - pointing out that volunteers are a part of a large picture and have a valuable job to do and that we are going to spend the next seven weeks getting ready to do that job.