Topic outline

This course provides an overview of adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in response to climate change impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.


This course addresses the subject matter from a technical perspective. It is designed for a range of stakeholders. Individuals who would especially benefit from taking this course include:

  • Policy-makers 
  • Development practitioners and programme managers 
  • Sectoral specialists and academics 
  • Trainers and extension agents

  • General facts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector 
  • Impacts of climate change on the sector and specific elements on marine fisheries, inland fisheries and aquaculture 
  • Main responses to climate change including: Adaptation measures and their practical application through case studies; and mitigation measures to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint

The course consists of  5  lessons, ranging from approximately  10  to  60  minutes duration each: 

  • Lesson 1 – Introduction 
  • Lesson 2 –  Understanding climate change 
  • Lesson 3 – Adaptation 
  • Lesson 4 – Mitigation 
  • Lesson 5 – Takeaway messages 

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.

Digital certification

This course offers certification. You will get your digital badge upon passing a final exam after completing the course and achieving a grade of at least 75%. Please click on the button below to complete the exam, or refer to our Certification section to learn more.

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    • Partners

      European Union (EU)

      Support was provided by the Government of Japan through the project ‘Improved fisheries management for sustainable use of marine living resources in the face of changing systems’ (GCP/INT/228/JPN)