The Green Connection was instrumental in the facilitation and course design of the Responsible Fisheries training programme as part of the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA). This programme worked initially with the fishing industry to focus on shifting management towards an ecosystem approach. From 2016, The Green Connection has worked with WWF-SA to update the RFA course, and run facilitator training workshops. Part of the updated course includes more information on climate change and information on plastic pollution. Subsequently, a similar approach was followed as The Green Connection worked with International Ocean Institute (IOI-SA), as part of the Small-Scale Responsible Fisheries Initiative (SSRI), which is a skills development project rolling out across coastal South Africa to educate and empower small-scale fishing communities around the importance of sustainable fishing. The workshops engage in training on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and responsible practices through a series of discussions, videos, interactive games and presentations. From 2017, The Green Connection has facilitated a communications workshop session in an annual fisheries empowerment course run by IOI-SA.