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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve fishing nets to land catch 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114005  Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve fishing nets to land catch 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to maintain and prepare fishing net gear ready for deployment and retrieval of fishing net gear to the vessel. They will also be able to apply aspects of seafood handling specific to net fishing operations.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Maintain fishing nets ready for deployment.
  • Deploy fishing nets.
  • Retrieve fishing nets.
  • Land, contain and sort the catch. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communication at NQF level 2 or equivalent competence.
  • Mathematics literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain fishing nets ready for deployment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Nets will include mesh nets or gill nets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nets are checked for serviceability in accordance with standard industry practice and enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checking includes, but is not limited to: symmetry of sweeps, bridles, head ropes, foot ropes; rips, holes and worn netting; security of hangings for net and lashings for ground gear and flotation; by-catch reduction devices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Worn or damaged net components are identified and reconditioned or replaced in accordance with vessel standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include, but are not limited to: sweeps and bridles, netting material, flotation devices, ballast, hangings, by-catch reduction devices, connecting devices, knots, clips, flags, buoys and droppers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Replacement net components are ordered in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defective net components are disposed of in accordance with environmental protection regulations and enterprise procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Deploy nets to ensure operating efficiency, minimum environmental impact and minimal interaction. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Deploy nets to ensure operating efficiency, minimum environmental impact and minimal interaction with by-catch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Net components are connected in the configuration required by the fishing method in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment used to deploy nets from the vessel is operated in accordance with standard safety procedures and enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may include, but not limited to: net drums, capstans, line haulers, dinghies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Nets are deployed in a manner that ensures they are not twisted in order to optimise catch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Nets are deployed in the pattern required by the fishing operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Devices and systems are deployed to minimise environmental impact and interaction with by-catch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The net storage area is cleaned in accordance with hygiene requirements and enterprise procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Retrieve nets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nets are applied to winches or haulers and retrieved in a manner that optimises the catch in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The catch is landed and removed from the nets in a manner that optimises seafood quality in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Nets are disconnected and stowed to ensure ease of deployment and safety of the crew and work area in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Land, contain and sort the catch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Containment devices are prepared to receive the catch in accordance with hygiene requirements and enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Containment devices include, but are not limited to: brine tanks, ice rooms, sorting trays, pounded deck areas, fish boxes (wash boxes, exchangeable market boxes, freezing cartons.
  • Preparation includes, but is not limited to: cleaning, disinfecting, assembling freezing cartons, applying freezing carton liners, accounting for exchangeable market boxes, ergonomic arrangement of boxes sufficient for sorting, arrangement of brine tank hatches.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The catch is loaded into the containment devices in accordance with hygiene requirements and enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The catch is sorted in a manner that optimises seafood quality and survival of the by-catch in accordance with hygiene requirements and enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sorting may be done according to: species, legal length, size, gender, sexual stage, as by-catch, or as seafood for retention.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA

    Moderation Option:

    The moderation requirements of the relevnt ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that, for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Guidance in correct operation of equipment is provided in The Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.
  • Prevention of pollution of the marine environment is governed by regulation, (MARPOL) legislated by the International Maritime Organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when fishing nets cannot be deployed or retrieved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when deploying and retrieving nets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities to safely deploy and retrieve nets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when retrieving and storing the catch. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented.
  • Make sure that evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, directness, authenticity, sufficiency, systematicity, openness and consistency.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • All candidates to be assessed for this unit standard are required to provide evidence of competence (obtained by attending an approved course) in the following:

    (i) Basic First Aid.
    (ii) Fire Fighting
  • Evidence is required with regard to the candidate being medically fit.
  • The importance of both safety and due care and consideration for the environment is to be kept in mind when assessing a candidate for this unit standard. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:

    SAMSA - South African Maritime Safety Authority.
    This body is responsible for issuing certificates of competence at all levels in terms of the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations, 1999.
    Issued by the Minister of Transport, under section 356 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951). GG 20772/RG 6707.

    ISM - International Safety Management
    This refers to a safety management system stipulated by regulation of the International Maritime Organisation. (IMO)

    SOPEP- Ship Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
    Pollution plan in place for a particular ship, as required by the marine pollution regulations (MARPOL) legislated by IMO.

    FFA:- Fire fighting Appliances
    LSA:- Life saving Appliances
    IOPP:- International Oil Pollution Prevention
    MARPOL:- Marine Pollution 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58433   National Certificate: Fishing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  48535   National Certificate: Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2017-10-26  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    2. South African Fire and Medical Academy (SAFMA) 



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