Task 2.1. To identify and catalogue the degree of representation and involvement of the SSFS in industry bodies and ACs. This Action will be adopted following a case-study methodology, taking into account a selection of case studies representatives of the south-western waters.
The consortium will propose indicators to assess the extent of participation of the SSFS in: public bodies and private organizations and initiatives.
In the case of involvement in public bodies, indicators will attempt to measure the degree of participation in the ACs in terms, for example, of number of small scale stakeholders in relation to the total membership; assistance to AC meetings; presentation of working documents, etc.; other type of indicators will attempt to identify the number of proposals presented by the small scale sector and tracking it along the advisory and decision-making process in order to establish whether or not these proposals have been taken into account and reflected in the legislation. Involvement in private organizations and initiatives will be assessed in terms of participation in the membership of private organizations and initiatives e.g. LIFE; participation in fisheries projects attempting to improve sustainability (either with own funding or other funding).
In general, the consortium will attempt to identify the degree of proactivity of the small scale fishing sector in the advisory process and to identify the causes of success or failure. A traditional e-mail survey, and face to face interviews with stakeholders will be use to get knowledge on the proposed set of indicators.
Deliverable 2.1. A Traffic Light Approach Matrix (TLAM) including a set of indicator to evaluate the degree of involvement in public bodies and private organizations. The TLAM is explained in the methodology subsection.