Ocean Management: Sustainable Fisheries and Governance

Course Summary

The course develops participants’ skills and knowledge in the following ways:

·      National & regional coordination including international treaties and agreements

·      Ocean governance principles

·      Introduction to international maritime law and Law of the Sea

·      The role of regional entities including NEPAD, SADC, AU, the Nairobi Convention, UNEP’s Regional Seas program.

·      Trans-boundary fisheries policy development

·      International inter-government and commercial negotiations

·      Maritime regulation & enforcement

·      Improving monitoring, control and surveillance and the law enforcement chain to reduce Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.

·      Developing the blue economy

·      Marine fisheries management

·      Maritime conservation and managing conflicts between competing development priorities.

·      Technical understanding of marine fish stock, fleet assessments and catch limit modelling including case studies

·      Managing conflicts and competition between conservation needs, artisanal, small- and large-scale commercial, and international/ industrial marine fishers; including marine reef and ocean pelagic fisheries

·      Marine fisheries governance including planning and monitoring, data collection and management.

·      Marine aquaculture management in the African context, including large and small scale fisheries.

·      Fishery products value chains.

·      Managing fisheries and ocean spaces for resilience to climate change and other emerging threats.

·      Broader leadership and organisational management competencies to include project management, implementing change and public speaking.

·      Addressing cross cutting development issues (gender equity, inclusive development, ethics, transparency)


Inputs from industry to highlight/demonstrate contemporary industry environments/ processes and share knowledge are a valuable element of this short course.

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