Training local workshop

Training local workshop:
Participatory approaches, methods and tools for
designing development aquaculture plans

24 – 26 October 2018. AGAPA, Sevilla (Spain)


This training Workshop is part of the activities carried on by the project MedAID (Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development). It has been organized by Ifremer, as leader of MedAID Work-package 7 (Social acceptability and governance of aquaculture development in the Mediterranean), in collaboration with AGAPA (Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía).

The workshop, which had a duration of three days, counted on the participation of 11 staff, from AGAPA of its Department of fisheries inspection working specifically in the area of aquaculture and the General Direction of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Andalucian Goverment and its Territorial Delegations, all involved in the development of management and planning of aquaculture in Andalusia. The training was addressed by Manuela Viera from IFREMER / Lisode with the collaboration and attendance of the expert of Marianna Cavallo from the Unité d’Economie Maritime of Ifremer Brest.

The aim of this Training workshop was the acquisition of a framework for defining and proposing possible consultation processes for the management of aquaculture and natural resources among all involved stakeholders, both public and private. The objective is to integrate knowledge, gain confidence, unlock possible social oppositions, and manage a territory in a democratic and sustainable manner. The course which was based on theoretical presentations, interactive exercises and group analysis, focused on the learning pf social concertation processes. Participants worked on their own case studies, analyzing and experiencing the phases of a process of consultation.