The University of Seychelles, hosted the first workshop and project meeting in Fisheries Management in the Southwest Indian Ocean region as part of the FisherMan Project. The project is financed through the ACP EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK) with the support of the European Commission.
Group photo of the participants
The FisherMan project aims at building capacity for sustainable fisheries management within the region. The three day workshop took place between 28th and 30th April, and provided an opportunity for the project participants to review results from a regional needs assessment conducted in the partner universities. This will allow participants to adapt their training programme to the priorities identified in this analysis and build on the capacity of partners in the development of a curriculum in fisheries management.
Additional scope included identifying the level of intervention for course development and the potential to integrate fisheries subjects within existing programs at Bachelors, Masters or Diploma levels, as well as the potential to improve fisheries related module or course contents.
The workshop was attended by experts from universities in Alicante, Algarve, Comoros, Mozambique, Madagascar and Tanzania jointly with the University of Seychelles’ academics.