Study of the impact of shellfish farming on the local socio-ecosystem in Charente-Maritime (France)
September 2020 – August 2021
The shellfish industry is a major sector of activity in Charente-Maritime in both economic and heritage terms, but it nevertheless faces many difficulties (environmental issues, social acceptability, attractiveness of the sector). The Comité Régional de la Conchyliculture (Regional Shellfish Farming Committee) wished to be supported in carrying out a study aimed at highlighting the multiple contributions of the sector to the territory and thus strengthening the knowledge and acceptability of the profession.
Client: Comité Régional de la Conchyliculture de Charente-Maritime (CRC17)
Contact(s) SML : Emilie RICLET – Frédérick HERPERS
Partners: Vertigo Lab
PROCESS OF THE PROJECT
Crossed approach (i) qualitative through the analysis of the sector’s contribution to the territory’s Maritime and Coastal Capital (Sea and Coastal Strategies) and (ii) quantitative through the implementation of the ImpacTer tool (Vertigo Lab) allowing the calculation of the sector’s direct, indirect and induced economic spin-offs on the territory. The diagnosis includes a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, Opportunities) analysis of the sector.
Organisation of interviews with stakeholders in the area and producers (oyster and mussel farmers).
Analysis of the regulatory and strategic frameworks relevant to CRC17’s action in order to identify how the sector and its interests (socio-economic and environmental issues) are taken into account and what are the levers for action (in financial, strategic or governance terms) that can be activated by CRC17.
Drafting of an action plan based on 4 strategic axes and associated action sheets. Each action sheet identifies a target audience, a scope of action, and synergies with actions already carried out by the CRC17. This action plan aims to ensure the resilience of the sector, with a diversified entrepreneurial fabric along its value chain and fully integrated into the socio-economic ecosystem of Charente-Maritime, and to make the sector a player recognised at all levels for its weight, its contribution to the territories and its action for the environment.
Synthesis of the diagnosis
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