Access2Sea Capitalization Strategy is based on 3 pillars:

  • The knowledge available that could feed Access2sea from previous projects and other initiativies or strategies.
  • The Local Follow Up Committees that have been created to follow up and evaluate different methodologies, procedures and actions to be implemented in their regions.
  • The Action for Change Action Plan, which will formally presented and signed by partners at the end of the project, which will define local actions to strenghten the sustainability of the project results.
  1. Capitalization of available Knowldge

During the first months of the project implementation period, partners have been working on a Capitalization of available knowledge. The result of this work has been compiled in the following report:

One of the objectives of Access2Sea is to deal with the spatial planning: the problematic, building and validation of a common Access2Sea methodology (jointly developed by all the partners).

To achieve this, Access2Sea Partners have been working on a Diagnosis of the current situation in their territories in connection to Spatial planning.

This information was presented during a Transnational Workshop held in Brest, in October 2019 where all the partners and some local stakeholders attended. The conclusions of this workshop were gathered in the following report:

A State of the Art Report with information collected from each of the territories involved in the project has also been written, following a structure that allows the comparison of the situation on each of the territories.

This report is available and and can be downloaded by clicking here:

One of the main obstacles  to develpment of aquaculture activities is the low social acceptance these activities and its promoters have for the local coastal communities.

Access2Sea partners are working to assess the state of play of the social acceptnce level of aquaculture in the project territories and identify methodologies and initiatives that had proven to be efficient in improving social acceptance in order to develop an “Access2Sea Social Acceptance Strategy”.

  1. Current state of the difficulties.

The first step to the achieve an “Access2Sea Social Acceptance Strategy” has been identifying the main social difficulties and obstacles that aquaculture activities face.

The result of this assessment has been included in a “State of Play Report”, with the data collected by all partners in their regions.

One of the aims of Access2Sea is to improve the business environment and the growth and jobs creation of the aquaculture sector in the project territories. In this section you can find the documents produced by the partners to achieve this aim:

1 Aquaculture SMEs Inventory

In their territories, the partners have carried out an inventory of the aquaculture companies established there to characterize their business model. The inventory has followed a common template to obtain a joint database that will be used to assess the degree of development and if there is any type of sectoral specialization of the aquaculture sector in the project regions and will be used as input for future actions of the project.

A report identifying and characterizing the aquaculture sector existing companies for the project territories can be read in the following link:

2. Regulatory and legislative frameworks inventory

The partners have characterized the regulatory and legislative frameworks of the project territories for the granting of licenses aquaculture farms on land and offshore (based on pre-existing studies) and has evaluated the Socio-economic impact on the coastal communities of the Atlantic zone. This analysis has been carried out following a template to allow comparison of data and develop an inventory of regulatory and legislative frameworks (highlighting best case models).

Here below, a report identifying and characterizing regulatory and legislative frameworks inventory in each of the Atlantic Regions involved can be found, as well as a common report with the project advancement in this field.

3. Access2Sea Business Models

Based on the results of the previous actions partners will jointly identify the successful business models in place to be the base for developing the Access2Sea Business Models (ABM). They should allow the transfer of technical methods & represent legal solutions to overcame business constrains. ABM will be based on alternative sustainable business models like Community Entreprise Solutions & Social Entreprise Management Solutions. The guidelines for the models “usage” (road map) will be developed.

4. Inventory of new sustainable aquaculture techniques

The Access2Sea Project Partners have carried out a reserch and analysis of the new aquaculture techniques that are being developed at EU level, aiming at fostering a more sustainable industry, making a joint inventory of those which can answer to the needs and can be applied to the project territories companies, as well as develped a road map to support the technology transfer process.

Here below, a report identifying and characterizing new sustainable aquaculture techniques in each of the Atlantic Regions involved can be found, as well as a common report with the project advancement in this field.