Toby Roxburgh (WWF) - "Pisces Project: Partnerships involving Stakeholders in the Celtic Sea Ecosystem"

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Toby Roxburgh (WWF) - "Pisces Project: Partnerships involving Stakeholders in the Celtic Sea Ecosystem"

  1. 1. PISCESPartnerships Involving Stakeholders in the Celtic Sea EcoSystem Toby Roxburgh (Policy Liaison Officer) The Shellfish Association of Great Britain’s 43rd Annual Conference Fishmongers’ Hall, London. 22 – 23 May 2012
  2. 2. Presentation focus:• Background to the PISCES Project• Progress• PISCES guide• Next steps• Opportunities
  3. 3. The PISCES project• LIFE+ co-funded, 2009-2012, €2M• WWF-UK + partners in France, Ireland, Spain• Created and working with a Celtic Sea stakeholder group• Developing practical guide on implementation of the ecosystem approach• Focus on Marine Strategy Framework Directive
  4. 4. Celtic Sea
  5. 5. Stakeholder group• Main sectors: fisheries, mariculture, aggregates, undersea cables, renewables, ports, shipping, coastal tourism and recreation• France, Ireland, England, Wales, Spain
  6. 6. PISCES guide• Key project output• Unique: “voice” of stakeholders• Due for launch 1st October 2012• Capturing views on, for example: – How stakeholders can participate in MSFD – benefits to government (and stakeholders) – what is needed to make this happen (e.g. new governance mechanisms, funding, incentives etc)
  7. 7. PISCES workshops
  8. 8. MSFD timeline and scope for influence Spatial Establish and protection implement measures monitoring identified programme 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020MSFD enters Determine Programmes Programmes Achieve ormember state what GES of measures of measures maintain GESlegislation means for GES operational Targets and indicators for each region
  9. 9. Emerging messages• Early/effective stakeholder participation: – Voluntary measures / taking the initiative – Helping to assess feasibility, effectiveness, costs and impacts of measures• Stakeholders need to be assertive / organised• Governments need to support / enable participation• Multi-national multi-sector stakeholder forum
  10. 10. Next steps• Final draft PISCES guide - Aug 2012• Translation / editor / final design / printing - Sept 2012• Launch of guide - 1 Oct 2012• Dissemination / communication events in UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Belgium (Brussels) – Oct to Nov 2012
  11. 11. Opportunities to get involvednow – 6 July - Reviewing / commenting on the draft2012 PISCES guideOct – Dec - Attending / supporting PISCES2012 dissemination events> 1 Oct 2012 - Applying the guide in your sector - Promoting it to other sea-users / industry reps
  12. 12. Why get involved?• PISCES guide is the voice of sea-users / industry• Gain an increased understanding of: – the views of other sea-users / industry – practical steps / actions you can take – how to participate in policy implementation
  13. 13. Why get involved?• Make your views known to others, including other sea-users/industry and government• Help to influence policy and implement the ecosystem approach through “strength in a common voice”
  14. 14. Thank you pisces@wwf.org.uk www.piscesproject.eu www.twitter.com/projectpisces PISCES is being delivered by WWF-UK in partnership with The Environment Council and WWF Spain, with country technicalsupport from the Coastal & Marine Research Centre in Ireland and SeaWeb in France. This is an EC LIFE+ project with the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community. Project number: LIFE07 ENV/UK/000943

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