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COASTAL PARTICIPATORY PROCESS 

1. COASTAL PROCESS

 Focused on the areas between the coastline and 6 nautical miles.

2. OCEANIC PROCESS

Focused on the areas between 6 and 200 nautical miles from the coast.

The 6 nautical mile limit was based on existing legislation regulating fishing activity, distinguishing between coastal and local fishing. Since users and usage intensity differ, the 6-mile limit was accepted to differentiate the coastal process from the oceanic process.

SESSIONS

Acting with the conviction that the involvement of sea users is essential for building the future of our ocean, Blue Azores organized sessions on the islands of Santa Maria, Graciosa, and São Jorge in early 2023.

The coastal participatory process will be resumed shortly.

BIG NUMBERS

186

participants in

3 Public Sessions

75

participants in meetings with

Fishermen's Associations

66

participants in meetings with Fishermen's Associations

12

Preparatory meetings with Presidents of Municipal Chambers of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.

SESSIONS GOALS

Public Clarification Session

  • Informing the population about the coastal program and participatory process

  • Creating an opportunity for the local population to express their views on the future of marine conservation

  • Clarifying the functioning of the participatory process

  • Encouraging participants who do not feel represented by any entity or association to join the working session

Work Session - Communities of Practice

After gathering information on how the coastal zones adjacent to each island are utilized, a participatory model was chosen to promote the engagement and interest of stakeholders in being part of the co-creation process of new coastal marine protected areas - Communities of Practice (CoPs).

 

What are Communities of Practice?

Based on the learning theory of Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, Communities of Practice (CoPs) encourage the construction of collective knowledge and problem-solving through interaction among members.

By integrating these communities into participatory processes, collective knowledge is leveraged, inclusion is promoted, and more robust and consensus-driven decisions are made, aiming to make the participatory process more meaningful and fair

SESSIONS GOALS

Public Clarification Session

  • Informing the population about the coastal program and participatory process

  • Creating an opportunity for the local population to express their views on the future of marine conservation

  • Clarifying the functioning of the participatory process

  • Encouraging participants who do not feel represented by any entity or association to join the working session

Work Session - Communities of Practice

After gathering information on how the coastal zones adjacent to each island are utilized, a participatory model was chosen to promote the engagement and interest of stakeholders in being part of the co-creation process of new coastal marine protected areas - Communities of Practice (CoPs).

 

Graciosa | Mar 6-7 2023

São Jorge | Mar 16-17 2023

GALLERY

Santa Maria | 30 - 31 Jan 2023