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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Adjust and position crayfish traps 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243998  Adjust and position crayfish traps 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime 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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 adjust and position crayfish traps to optimise the catch in a safe and organised manner.

The qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Implementing safe working practices.
  • Organising a work area to adjust traps.
  • Adjusting trap components to optimise the catch.
  • Positioning traps to optimise the catch. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners assessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are found with the appropriate specific outcome or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe Working Practices are implemented in accordance with the Code of Safe Working Practices for fishing vessels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences for not adhering to or obeying to the Code of Safe Practices for fishing vessels are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise a work area to adjust the crayfish traps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A safe work area is identified and aspects affecting safety and efficiency are rectified in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instructions are given to the crew and cover the task and methods to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment appropriate to the task are selected for adjusting traps. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adjust crayfish trap components to optimise the catch. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Components may include bridles, toggles and lashings; floats; flag poles; lines; ballast; bait and bait holding devices; trap material and frame; by-catch reduction devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trap components are observed to obtain information on effectiveness of performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Observation may need to cover species composition of catch; quantity of catch per unit effort; quantity of catch in comparison to other vessels; wear of and damage to net components; quality of by-catch reduction systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for sub-optimal performance of traps are explained in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sub-optimal performance is identified and rectified in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Trap components are adjusted, reconditioned or constructed to optimise gear performance in accordance with enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reconditioning may include tightening of trap frames, stretching of material, re-splicing of ropes, replacement of bait.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Position traps to optimise the catch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A fishing strategy is developed taking into account all relevant factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors may include current, wind, depth, tide, proximity to appropriate fishing ground (rock, gravel, sand, or mud; steepness; bottom growth), proximity of other vessels, excessive by-catch, bait species, predators and other disturbances.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The position of the traps is monitored and altered to optimize the catch in accordance with the fishing strategy and enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Monitoring may need to cover vertical and horizontal trap rope angle; trap position in relation to target fishing site; visual and electronic position fixing methods; use of electronic detection methods (echo sounder and/or sonar).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The positioning of the vessel during trap deployment is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety dealing with crayfish trapping activities to optimise the catch.
  • General maritime proactive safety awareness relative to fellow mariners, vessels and environment.
  • An awaress of one's situation at all times utilizing all one's senses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the adjusting and positioning of crayfish traps. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others on board the vessel so that the crayfish traps are well positioned and adjusted. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way that safe working practices are implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the adjustment and positioning of crayfish traps. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to ensure crayfish traps are adjusted and positioned for safe working practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology where possible to position and adjust crayfish traps. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct positioning of crayfish traps leads to better catches. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
  • Knowledge underpinning this unit standard includes: boat handling theory, and relevant sections of associated legislation.
  • 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. 

  • 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 


    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.
     
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