The Market Ecosystem approach to fisheries: Monitoring and evaluation of resource use and fisheries impact short course will be held from 12 November to 30 November 2012 at Wageningen in The Netherlands.
The training programme is organized by the Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen University and Research Centre. Candidates from the following developing countries can apply for fellowship opportunity to participate in this course through the Nuffic – Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP).
List of eligible countries for NFP: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, DR. Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The course focuses on information about fishers, fish stocks and fish catch & effort. The information needs, the sources of information and the techniques used to obtain and evaluate information will be discussed. After the course the participants:
- will be familiar with the ecosystem approach to fisheries and able to appraise which information is essential for such an approach
- will be able to apply some tools and techniques to collect data from various stakeholders
- will be better equipped to process fisheries data and prepare such data for evaluation.
The course is intended for anyone involved in the process of including ecosystem considerations into fisheries management, design of fisheries data collection systems, or in collecting, processing and reporting on fisheries information for management and development purposes. Professionals who may benefit from attending this course include: fisheries managers, researchers employed by Fisheries Departments (both social and fisheries scientists), staff of institutes for research and higher education (universities, colleges, etc.), staff of NGOs assigned to do research on fishers and fishing communities for development and management purposes.