Topic outline

This course features the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Implementation Monitoring Tool (EAF-IMT), a simple method to monitor progress in implementation of the EAF in fisheries management, that aims to support fisheries management planning and decision-making. This course was designed to explain why and how to use the EAF-IMT and associated material.


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)

  • Why, when and how to use the EAF-IMT.
  • EAF-IMT related material, such as the EAF-IMT Manual, Scoring tables, scoring rationale template and dashboard.
  • How to recognize strengths and weaknesses of assessed fisheries.
  • Formulations of recommendations to address the gaps identified.

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