Frequently asked questions

Can my organisation use these materials?

All Essential EAFM course materials are available for use free of charge and can be downloaded from this site.

Can the course materials be adapted, translated or shortened?

Adaptation or translation of course materials to reflect the local context and characteristics of a fishery or the issues affecting it is advisable, as this will increase participants’ understanding of the relevance and application of the EAFM approach. In many cases translation into national language may also be an important step to increase understanding of trainers and trainees.

It is strongly recommended that the entire course is taught (rather than just sections of it) so that trainees gain both a comprehensive understanding of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management as well as the practical skills needed to implement it.

Are any institutions offering the Essential EAFM training?

Over time it is expected that an increasing number of institutions will offer the course both to their own staff as well as for staff of other organizations. Currently the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC) is offering the course in Asia.