The programme will cover the following broad themes :

  • Management of coastal fisheries resources
  • Management of inland fisheries.
  • Integrated coastal management (ICM) and marine protected areas (MPAs): Implications for fishing communities
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries for highly migratory fish stocks such as tunas
  • Cross-cutting issues: gender, trade, diversification of livelihoods, and institutions in fisheries

Each session will weave in regional and international initiatives and instruments relevant to the subject being discussed, such as the NEPAD process, the Nairobi Convention, and SADC/COMESA.