Topic outline

This course introduces the fisheries performance assessment toolkit, that will allow fisheries officers and managers to assess and monitor the environmental, social, economic and governance performance of their fisheries.


This course is primarily intended for those involved in the CFI project management, national and fishery focal points, and people working in data collection and analysis and fisheries management and governance, particularly in fisheries under the CFI

  • The key role of coastal fisheries.
  • The Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI).
  • The need and use of the Fisheries Performance Assessment Toolkit.
  • The objectives, modules, uses and benefits of the Fisheries Performance Assessment Toolkit and how it helps to meet the CFI’s goals.
  • The development timeline of the project and the detailed inputs needed from the countries and fisheries involved.

The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 30 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI)
  • Lesson 2 – Zooming in on the FPAT
  • Lesson 3 – Project development key milestones

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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