IFFO RS Improver Programme Fishery Assessor Training
A training session in London was provided to fishery assessors by IFFO RS Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator, Nicola Clark, and Fisheries Science Manager, Deirdre Hoare. This session was based around the IFFO RS Improver Programme (IFFO RS IP) and application procedures and included the IFFO RS Fishery Assessment process in relation to Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). It was designed to walk through the IFFO RS IP application process step by step and provide any additional clarifications as well being an opportunity for the assessors to ask questions and provide input for future developments. Following the training, the assessors were asked to complete an exam on the content of the training, which, once passed will allow them to be approved by IFFO RS as trained assessors for IFFO RS IP applicants. Future training sessions will build on this as the programme develops.