About EAF and Capacity building
The project consists of two interdependent components.
The second component consists of applications of the tools and methods by means of direct assistance to countries through missions, technical workshops and training courses.
Making use of the tools and methods developed in the first component, the project has been promoting the development of capacity of fisheries agencies and interested parties, at national and regional level, in synthesizing the available information on ecosystem composition and functioning, assessing the primary interactions in the food web, including with marine mammals and the direct interactions brought about by the fisheries in the ecosystem (the technical interactions). With this knowledge, participants are shown how to identify the broad objectives for the range of fisheries, evaluate the conflicts between them, and provide advice to managers and decision-makers on reconciling the differences to achieve a set of feasible and attainable operational objectives.