EcoFilm_Shellfishing is a training course to promote the sustainable development of Shellﬁsh Harvesting on Foot, focusing on the ecological and environmental aspects.
All the materials are available at http://www.ecofilmshellfishing.lpn.pt/newsletters.html
The shellfishing activity is very important for social, cultural and economic reasons, with a strong impact in the coastal zones. However, this activity is usually done in important and sensitive biological and environmental zones, most of them being protected areas. Shellfishing activity may have envoronmental impact in these ecosystems. Achieving a balance between the environment, society and economy, it is considered essential to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.
Therefore, there is a need to implement environmental management plans for this activity.
The ECOFILM project has developed training materials to qualify professionals to develop their activities with a sustainable methodology. The main goal of the project has been to develop an audiovisual training tool to promote the sustainable shellfishing harvesting on foot through the provision, advice and training of the sector in the transverse skills.
This training program has been produced for workers of the shellfishing harvesting on foot, professional Associations of the shellfishing harvesting on foot, Cooperatives Public and Private training centers, NGOs and authorities and public organisms in environmental matters.
The project has produced the Training program EcoFilm: AUDIOVIDUAL AND EUROPEAN TRAINING TOOL FOR THE ECOLOGICAL AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE SHELLFISHING HARVESTING ON FOOT, done in a a set of 5 videos translated to 5 languages and available on the project website, as well as texts in pdf. It will provide the following long-term benefits:
• The standardization of training for this sector at European level has been increased.
• A better knowledge of the national regulations regarding shellfshing
• Improvement of workers mobility among different countries
• Improvement of access to better learning systems (e-learning), and innovative training materials
• Promotion of linguistic diversity in the sector, they can access the same content in 5 languages
ECOFILM has been cofinanced by the Erasmus Plus program under grant agreement 2016-1-PT01-KA202-022909