Over the years of fishing, I have seen many of pitiful greenhorns. While its nice to see the fresh perspective of a new face, its always frustrating knowing these half-wits are watching your back. There are a few distinct fundamentals to commercial fishing. The primary issue is safety. After that, it is purely a matter of “boat sense,” which is hard to teach because it is mostly based from time and experience. This course would be a great idea, but few greenhorns would have access to the University. Perhaps, it could be a field course offered at different places throughout the year. It would be great to hear some feedback on the issue. Here’s the PDF of the survey results.
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