Fisheries Emergency Rapid Assessment Tool (FERAT)
The Fisheries Emergency Rapid Assessment Tool (FERAT) guides the assessment of fisheries after natural or technological disasters and during complex or protracted emergencies.
It provides guidance in the form of decision trees, divided into six steps - ranging from beneficiaries assessment to impact monitoring - that should be followed in sequence.
Natural or technological disasters and complex and protracted emergencies seriously affect fishing communities and the ecosystem they depend upon, with different impacts on men and women.
In addition, disasters can cause threats to aquatic ecosystems, such as fish species habitats and biodiversity.
In such contexts, the rapid restoration of fisheries after a disaster can help maintain their role in providing nutritious food and employment. In addition to providing guidance to field personnel and fisheries officers in carrying out assessments and making decisions about the procurement and delivery of fishing gear and equipment, the manual also offers guidance on monitoring these interventions.