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FAO Provides Free E-Learning Certificate Courses in Fisheries

FAO of United Nations offers a variety of courses, webinars, MOOCs, and many other learning opportunities for free with Digital Certification.

Shivani Meena
UN FAO offers a variety of Courses in the field of Fisheries and Aquaculture
UN FAO offers a variety of Courses in the field of Fisheries and Aquaculture

The goal of fisheries education is to improve fish production by utilizing resources, modern culture systems, modern techniques, marketing, and social advancement of the fishing community. Many students, professionals, and practitioners are interested in this field, but they are unaware about what are all the courses, that can be pursued, and from where? To help them get rid of this confusion. 

FAO of United Nations offers a variety of courses, webinars, MOOCs, and many other learning opportunities for free with Digital Certification.  

Best Fisheries courses Offered By FAO of United Nations

Below is the list of fisheries courses offered by FAO of the United Nations;  

Fisheries Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries- Introduction 

This is the first of a series of courses designed to provide information on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) and its application to fisheries management. It begins with a detailed review of the world's fisheries and then moves on to describe fisheries management, including its aims, procedures, and obstacles. Following that, EAF is introduced, with its basic ideas and major aspects explained. 


This e-learning course is designed for a wide range of audiences working in fisheries or related subjects, including: 

  • Staff of fisheries institutions

  • Scientists and technicians 

  • Fishers and fish workers

  • Academia and students

 You will learn: 

  • Fish as a food source.

  • Fisheries across the world: the socioeconomic importance, general trends, and current issues of the sector

  • The fundamentals of fisheries management: how it works and why it is required.

  • The essential actors in fisheries management, their duties, measurements, compliance systems, and the Fisheries Management Cycle.

  • Key aspects, concepts, characteristics, benefits, and problems of the EAF

Food loss and waste in fish value chains 

Food loss and waste (FLW) in the fisheries sector is a complicated issue with diverse and interconnected causes at various levels. Policymakers, the public and private sectors seek solutions that are not only economically advantageous but also produce or sustain social benefits. This course covers important definitions, causes, and remedies, and a description of three evaluation techniques to allow learners to grasp the relevance of FLW in fish value chains and support decision making for loss and waste prevention and reduction. 


This e-learning course is intended for program officials, technical experts, and extension agents who are involved with the prevention and mitigation of loss and waste. The course is also intended for academics and researchers who wish to learn more about the subject to create research and teach practical courses on food loss and waste in fish value chains. 

You will learn: 

  • Defining important concepts linked to fish loss and waste Recognizing various forms of losses and how to calculate them

  • Identifying key sources of fish loss and waste in the fish value chain

  • Identifying solutions to circumstances that may result in fish loss and waste

  • Distinguish the fundamental concepts of three distinct methodologies for assessing fish loss.

Climate-smart fisheries and aquaculture 

This course is intended to assist in the incorporation of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concepts into the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. It gives technical information on these ideas and investigates how the application of CSA practices might improve the mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the sector. 


This course is designed particularly for people who have a role in incorporating sustainable practices into the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. 

You will learn: 

  • General information about the fisheries and aquaculture sectors

  • The primary effects of climate change on the sector, as well as their repercussions

  • The rationale behind the CSA methods, as well as the three major subject areas

  • Main climate-smart fisheries and aquaculture responses/measures

  • Climate-smart applications in various situations and lessons learned

After completing a course, you must take the final evaluation exam to receive a digital certification from the FAO e-learning Centre. 

These digital badge certificates attest to your achievement of the learning outcomes and competencies stated in FAO e-learning courses. You can visit the official website to get all the above courses to get enrolled in. 

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