CSEC SBA Notes

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Purpose of Study (as a question): What are the challenges of the fishing industry in King's Wharf, San Fernando?

Location of study:
For the Location of study, you are to have THREE well drawn, well labelled maps.
1. Map of Trinidad showing location of study: this is a map of Trinidad with Key, Title, North sign, Scale. You are to HIGHLIGHT the area of study i.e. put a red dot (or whichever outstanding colour you have) on the area of study. Also show the water bodies around Trinidad, the three Ranges, Port of Spain and San Fernando.
2. Map of Victoria: Show the major towns, major road, major river and San Fernando in relation to all this.
3. Map of Directions to King's Wharf: Show a zoomed map of San Fernando and the directions to King's Wharf.
NB: ALL MAPS ARE TO BE HANDDRAWN NOT PRINTED ON A COMPUTER!!
 
Methodology: 
PLEASE WRITE THE METHODOLOGY IN YOUR OWN WORDS!!! 
HOW: 
- Define Primary Data and Secondary Data
- Questions were formulated by the students, all was collected and compiled and organised to create a questionnaire
- A group of students went to King's Wharf and distributed the questionnaires.
- The questionnaires were completed on the spot and returned
- Activity at the King's Wharf was also observed.
- Equipment used to collect data: questionnaire, camera, pen, paper

WHEN:
Wednesday 6th November, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m 
Tuesday 12th November, 2013 from 2:45 to 3:45

WHERE:
King's Wharf - Fish Market and near the Gulf of Paria, Fishing activities are carried out.
Abattoir, Transportation hub: Bus, Taxi, Water taxi, Maxi Taxi
 
Presentation of Data
PLEASE PUT A TITLE FOR EVERY DIAGRAM!!!!!
LABEL BOTH AXES OF ALL BAR GRAPHS
This is the data that was collected
1. No of years in fishing
Under 5 years: 20%    6 - 10 years: 10%     11-15 years: 0%    16-20 years: 0%    Over 20 years: 70% 
Suggested Diagram: Bar graph

2. Where fish are caught:
Gulf of Paria, close to shore: 60%    OR Far from shore: 10%    Other: 30%
Cedros: 0%    Moruga: 0%
Suggested diagram: Pie chart

3. Method of Fishing used:
Gill nets: 57%    Fish pots: 7%    Longline: 29%    Other: 7% (includes banking)
Suggested diagram: Table 

4. How fish are sold: Wholesale: 73%        Retail: 27%
Suggested diagram: Pie Chart

5. Main types of fish caught:
Kingfish: 20%    Carite: 23%    Grouper: 10%    Redfish: 17%    Herrring: 10%    Shrimp: 7%    Salmon: 10%
Other: 3% Shark
Suggested diagram: Table

6. Types of fishes which are in highest demand
Kingfish: 18%    Carite: 27%    Grouper: 9%    Redfish: 18%    Herring: 14%    Shrimp: 9% Other: 5%
Suggested diagram: Pie Chart

7. The most common problems facing the fishing industry at King's Wharf, San Fernando:
Lack of adequate fishing equipment: 8%
Lack of cold storage facilities: 11%
High cost of fuel: 8%
High cost of fishing equipment: 12%
Unproductive fishing grounds: 6%
Piracy: 11%
Crime: 11%
Bad weather conditions: 8%
Pollution: 11%
Seismic surveys in the Gulf of Paria: 14%
Other: security 
Suggested diagram: Table

8. No of fishermen that felt the ferry service had a negative effect on the fishing industry:
Yes: 30%                        No:70%
If yes, how: Noise, Pollution of water
Suggested diagram: Pie chart

9. Effects of problems on fishing industry:
Decline in fish stock: Yes 70%                    No 30%
Higher Fish prices: Yes 80%                        No 20%
Unemployment: Yes 50%                            No 50%
Younger generation not getting into fishing: Yes 70%                        No 30%
Other: 
Oil spills, Industrial development by government, off-loading of bauxite - have all caused pollution of the waters of the Gulf of Paria
Suggested diagram: Comparative bar graph

10. In the last five years, did the demand for fish increase or decrease:
Increased 40%                            Decreased 60%
Suggested diagram: Pie chart

11. Based on current trends, the decisions made by fishermen
Staying in fishing: Yes 80%            No 20%
Getting out of fishing: Yes 40%        No 60%
Looking for another job to supplement income: Yes 60%            No 40%
Suggested diagram: Comparative bar graph

12. Is government giving enough support to fishing industry
Yes: 0%                    No: 100%
Suggested diagram: Pie chart

13. Factors that fishermen think will alleviate the problems of fishing:
Better facilities: Yes 88%                No 12%
Cheaper fuel: Yes 100%                 No 0%
Relocation of fishing market: Yes 25%                No 75%
Subsidies to purchase equipment: Yes 90%            No 10%
A ban on large fishing vessels in the Gulf of Paria: Yes 60%            No 40%
Relocation: Yes 30%            No 70%
Other: Stop pollution of Gulf of Paria
Suggested diagram: Comparative Bar graph

Analysis and Discussion
For this segment, DO NOT REPORT. Explain the problems that were found and refer to the diagrams in the presentation of data.
 
Bibliography:
1. Bleasdell, Sheldon et al. CSEC New Integrated Geography Caribbean Educational Publishers 2008
2. Phillips Certificate Atlas for the Caribbean The Royal Geographical Society 2011
3. Rahil, Vohn A.M. Complete Geography Course for CSEC Caribbean Educational Publishers 2010
4. Wilson, Mark The Caribbean Environment Fourth Edition Oxford University Press 2012
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