Topic outline

  • This course is the first of a series that aims to provide guidance on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) and its application to fisheries management. It provides a comprehensive overview of the world fisheries and goes on explaining fisheries management, its objectives, mechanisms and challenges. Subsequently EAF is introduced, explaining its underlying principles and key elements. 

      • System Requirements

        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.

        • Audience

          This e-learning course is intended for a cross section of audiences involved in fisheries or related fields, including:

          • Policy makers
          • Staff of fisheries institutions
          • Scientists and technicians 
          • Fishers and fish workers
          • Academia and students
          • Other practitioners, UN agencies, NGOs, RFBs (Regional Fishery Bodies)

          • You will learn about

            • Fish as a source of food.
            • Fisheries around the world: the socio-economic role of the sector, its broad trends and recent challenges.
            • Basics of fisheries management: how it works and why it is necessary. 
            • The specifics of fisheries management: the key actors, their responsibilities, measures, compliance systems and the Fisheries Management Cycle.
            • EAF key elements, principles, characteristics, advantages and challenges.

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 4 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 40 minutes duration each:

              • Lesson 1 - World Fisheries
              • Lesson 2 - Fisheries Management - Part I
              • Lesson 3 - Fisheries Management - Part II
              • Lesson 4 - Overview of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries

              • Partners

                • Digital Badge Certification

                  To be granted a digital certification from the FAO e-learning Centre, you will have to take the final evaluation exam after you’ve finished a course.

                  Our digital badge certifications verify that you have achieved the learning outcomes and competencies outlined in FAO e-learning courses.

                  What is a digital badge?
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                  Badges can be displayed wherever earners want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.


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