21 Nov New Online Fisheries Management Training Module
On this year’s World Fisheries Day, CTC launched a new integrated online training course that will equip fisheries managers with both knowledge and skills in relation to rights-based fisheries management. The course is the latest self-paced training module available on the CTC Academy, CTC’s e-learning portal which can be accessed via CTC’s website.
The Integrated Fisheries Management (IFM) training module was adopted from a similar one developed earlier by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and translated to Bahasa Indonesia. The training module has three main objectives that will enable participants to recognize and examine basic challenges in fisheries, differentiate between conventional and rights-based fisheries management, and grasp examples of the application of rights-based management from various places in the world. Moreover, the module consists of five units where each has a storyline explaining a hypothetical fisheries case example to provide opportunities for participants to jointly examine challenges in fisheries, as well as identify effective alternative solutions to overcome these challenges.
“Training participants can learn about common fisheries challenges, the basics of fishery science and economics, and fisheries management by using SEASALT attributes. They can also learn examples of fisheries management in other areas and how to improve existing management into sustainable fisheries management,” said CTC Training Manager Silvianita Timothius.
In Indonesia, the use of SEASALT attributes are already well-known by fishery managers and applied in several regions in Indonesia. It provides a comprehensive structure for assessing the presence or absence of attributes associated with well-functioning secure fishing rights programs. Once done, it also provides an evaluation mechanism that can be used to improve design or adapt and strengthen existing systems.
The IFM online training is a basic-level that focuses on the sustainable management of fisheries. As a self-paced training, all participants can freely start the course according to their respective time availability. The maximum duration of time given by the system for participants to complete this training however is limited to 90 days only.
During the training, participants are required to take a pre-test, quizzes and post-test. After passing the expected scores for the quizzes and tests, participants will receive a digital certificate which can be downloaded directly from the CTC Academy E-Learning platform. The certificate is equivalent to 18 hours of lessons. Upon completion of the training, participants can take the advanced level where participants will learn on how to facilitate and design rights-based fisheries management.
To date, CTC has more than 25 training modules and have run approximately 251 training sessions with more than 5,500 participants from all over the Coral Triangle region. With the Covid-19 pandemic, CTC has adapted to the changing learning environment by providing online and hybrid courses. Through CTC Academy, CTC has shown its consistent support for a better management of sustainable fisheries and marine protected areas in the region.
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