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Call for improvement in fisheries education

Dawn Gibson
Friday, June 06, 2014

UNIVERSITIES need to improve on their role as education providers to students studying fisheries management in their respective countries.

Speaking at a public lecture last week, marine scientist Dr Hugh Govan said universities were graduating students who did not have enough knowledge about fisheries problems faced in their own countries, attributing this information gap to universities not being in touch themselves.

"There's little indication that universities in general are in touch with what's actually happening in the field and on the ground," Dr Govan said.

"They don't know what fisheries officers are up against, or indeed the NGO staff when they're working with communities." Dr Govan said it was a shame that universities were using a one-fits-all approach to the problem.





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