Presentations of Day 1. Session 1: Blue Growth Presentations of Day 1. Session 1: Blue Growth
  The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and Co-management: Options for Tonle Sap’s Fisheries Dr. Ratha Seng. University of Battambang, Cambodia This presentation shows us the... Presentations of Day 1. Session 1: Blue Growth

 

The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and Co-management: Options for Tonle Sap’s Fisheries

Dr. Ratha Seng. University of Battambang, Cambodia

This presentation shows us the different impacts –economically and socially- for the current and future scope in the Tonle Sap. The ecosystem situation is critical because of some factors such as agricultural expansion, livelihood vulnerability, etc. The possible solutions are Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and Co-management.

From different perspectives -present and future- we are told about the various strategies of survival and economic and social impacts. To do this, in each issue, Dr. Ratha Seng explains the methodology applied: surveys, models, statistics and graphs. The results are the current and possible consequences on the following topics: survival strategies, diversification of natural resources, net income from survival activities and the impact of fishing communities on the Lake.

Finally, some of the conclusions reached are: the importance of natural resources to Cambodian population and for households in Tonle Sap. In particular, households are poor in resources, existence of challenges in fishery condition -fish income, illegal fishing-. In order to be able to face these challenges it is necessary to have political implications acting as integrated sustainability perspectives into interventions, special attention to those who are poor in resources and  the most vulnerable groups and institutional buildings based on strengths and addressing the challenges.

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EU Blue Growth strategy and its implementation in the Port of Vigo

Dr. Annina Cristina Bürgin. University of Vigo, Spain

In 2012, the European Union Commission created the strategy Blue Growth. The main objective of the project is sustainable growth through the promotion of opportunities for marine and maritime reasonable growth.

This project tries to focus on the strategy in the certain areas which are blue energy; aquaculture; maritime, coastal and cruise tourism; marine mineral resources and blue biotechnology. These areas have been allowing research, technological innovation and job creation.

The way of integrating this European policy in the Port was analysed in the Vigo maritime sector to later create 14 work groups with different projects and specific actions.

The main objective of this Authority for the port of Vigo is to be more competitive, efficient and sustainable. For that, it is necessary to get values such as Connectedness, Innovativeness, Green and Inclusiveness.

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