Resilient Fisheries

Fisheries play a vital role in economies and contributes to food security and nutrition, but fish stocks are under threat globally due to ineffective management and poor conservation. Strengthened governance in the fisheries sector with involvement of the public, civil society and private sector is required to reduce pressure on the fish stocks and the aquatic habitat. In this course, you will gain insights and skills in governance processes involving stakeholders. You will boost your skills to help stakeholders learn together in building resilient fisheries communities.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Duration Part-time, 11 weeks

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Know the potential of fisheries for food and nutrition security and challenges undermining this;
  • Understand the concepts of food security and fisheries governance and the importance of stakeholder engagement;
  • Explore the possibilities, and pre-conditions of good (enough) governance;
  • Be able to apply participatory methodologies and tools to develop a pathway of change for a virtual fisheries case;
  • Explore institutional and policy arrangements needed to mainstream food security into fisheries governance.

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For whom is this course?

Applicants should have an academic degree (BSc or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to fisheries management and governance. At least three years of relevant professional experience in for example fisheries management or research, fisheries extension & training, development of coastal or inland fisheries communities or dealing with aquatic resource use issues. Proficiency in English are required.

Course programme in more detail

Fisheries plays a vital role in global, national and rural economies and contributes to food security and nutrition. Fish is highly nutritious and serves worldwide as a valuable supplement in diets lacking essential proteins, vitamins and minerals. The primary threats undermining the food and nutrition security potential of fisheries results from ineffective management coupled with poor conservation of habitats.

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