Topic outline

This course is the second of the series on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF), which has been adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI) as the appropriate and practical way to fully implement the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. It focuses on the three steps needed to develop and EAF Management Plan.

This course is intended for:

  • Policy-makers and fisheries managers.
  • Scientists, technicians and data collectors.  
  • Fisheries representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Students and academia.

  • How an EAF project team can initiate an EAF process, and identify and engage with relevant stakeholder and their institutions.
  • The various steps involved in scoping and how to identify the values, vision and management objectives.
  • How to identify the relevant elements of the fishery and use risk assessment to prioritize them.
  • How to develop the EAF management system, including how it will be implemented and monitored.
  • Key documents that are produced through the planning stage, including the EAF planning road map, a scoping document, a baseline document and the fisheries management plan.

The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 minutes to 35 duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Initiation and scoping
  • Lesson 2 – Identify and prioritize elements
  • Lesson 3 – Develop the EAF management system

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