Activity: Net gains
Description | 40 mins
Media: Holly & Boris explore the pros and cons of different cod fishing methods: trawl nets, gill nets, cod pots and handlines.
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Activity: Shopping for gear: Students are presented with three types of gear and two fishermen who are looking to buy new gear for their fishing business in Fogo. Students must decide which gear is best suited to each given their experience, savings, boat, fishing philosophy and crew.
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