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MC~10 - Introduction to Marine & Coastal Management

Duration: ± 4 hours Depending on prior experience and understanding. | Course Code: MC~10 | Cost From: R 300 ($20) per person

This is the first module in a series currently being developed for the education, awareness and upliftment of local coastal communities, especially those that are seeking alternative livelihoods.

Many local coastal communities, particularly those previously involved in local or sustenance fishing, are desperately needing to seek alternative livelihoods as the world’s fish stocks dwindle. Many are turning to tourism and associated industries that have the potential to impact negatively on the local environment if not managed properly.

Education and awareness is a first step to ensure sustainability of communities and their environment, followed by the introduction of Best Practice and Good Business Practice depending on the circumstances.

This module consists of a ± 15 minute Video, Course Notes. Powerpoint Presentation and a completion Quiz. It forms the first of a series of the Coastal & Marine Community Training and Awareness project for Sustainable Livelihoods. The course is part-funded by the South African National Lotteries Development Trust Fund amongst others.

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To provide an understanding of the common  Marine and Coastal Management issues that need to be considered when looking at the problems, benefits and advantages of the coastal environments.

Target Audience

All Coastal Employees in the Tourism, Hospitality and Conservation industries.

Anyone who finds the subject matter of interest.

Learning Outcomes

To have knowledge and understanding of the different issues facing proper management of a marine and coastal area.

To have an understanding and appreciation as to what the environment can offer, in terms of attracting visitors, tourists and associated businesses to an area

Scope & Requirements

This course is run on-line. Access to a Computer, Printer and Internet facilities is required.


R 300 per person
$ 20 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ± 4 hours Depending on prior experience and understanding.
Course Code: MC~10

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.