'Change Management' Workshop
(CSO: Civil Society Organisations)
From 9 to 11 January 2023, within the framework of the Plast’île project, a training session entitled “Change management for a more sustainable fishery in Kerkennah”, co-organised by the municipality of Kerkennah and SMILO, was held for the benefit of local actors in Kerkennah. This training was financed by the FFEM, with the technical and institutional support of the Conservatoire du Littoral and was facilitated by SMILO’s expert Mrs Florence Gibert (Resilience Now)
Institutional: Young Science Kerkennah, AKDDCL - Kraten Association for Sustainable Development of Culture and Recreation, Municipality of Kerkennah, Local Union for Agriculture and Fisheries (ULAP), Coastal Protection and Development Agency (APAL), Association of Continuity of Generations (AGC Kerkennah, Snorkeling kerkennah
Technical & Local: Florence Gilbert (SMILO expert, from Resilience Now)
Funding: FFEM, Conservatoire du Littoral
The aim of this training was to transmit theoretical tools and to enable participants to develop a strategy to support fishermen in order to achieve the objectives of the Plast’île project to reduce marine pollution caused by the use of plastic octopus traps in Kerkennah.
What is the change in practice that you want to implement? A priori, one has a good idea of the problem, the problematic behaviour and the new practices one would like to see adopted. However, a number of questions need to be asked in order to correctly define the objective of the change management process before tackling the existing techniques.
Before looking at how to implement a new practice, it is prudent to go through the steps to identify which of the practices you want to change, so that you can actually solve the problem you are facing.
We also looked at the obstacles to change and made an overview of the people who would be most likely to facilitate this change (change agents).
We worked on an awareness-raising objective so that the participants could learn the different tools adapted to them, despite their work which showed that fishermen were aware of the problem posed by plastic in the sea and that they should therefore be mobilised. To work on awareness raising techniques, the participants chose the following behaviour change objective: fishermen respect the law and only use fishing techniques that are allowed by law. The techniques were all presented, and then the participants, in teams, thought about how to apply each technique with the fishermen.
Finally, we worked on mobilisation techniques, so that fishermen, who know that plastic in the sea is a problem, bring back to the port the plastics that come up in the nets, even the ghost traps the sea is a problem, bring back to the port the plastics that come up in the nets, or even the ghost traps at the bottom of the sea. This behaviour is necessary to set up the Chrysalis, a machine that uses pyrolysis to pyrolysis to convert plastic back into oil. This is the subject of SMILO's Plast'île project.
Three groups were made, which worked on the following three behavioural change objectives:
1. To bring back to the port the pieces of plastic caught in the nets when they are hauled up, rather than throwing them back into the sea.
Bringing pieces of plastic caught in nets back to port when they are hauled in, rather than throwing them back into the sea. Plastic in the sea is caught in the nets when the fisherman hauls them in. Usually the fisherman throws this plastic back into the sea. It is hoped that the fisherman will take this plastic back to the port.
2. Pull up a ghost trap when you come across it, to take it back to port. Ghost traps are a mixture of traps and nets that have been torn from their place and washed away by the currents, either by a storm or a storm or trawls. It is possible that the fishermen haul them up on their boat, with the same tool that is used to haul up the gargoyles.
The same tool that is used to haul up the gargoulettes. He could bring one back each day at the end of his working day.
3. Participate in campaigns to clean up plastic at sea.
This last part was done in a small group, with the team members, based on the ideas from the workshop. The ideas that were written down during the workshop were printed out, cut out and rearranged by activity. For example, everything from a workshop, an event, a communication campaign, etc. was put together. Duplicates were removed. Actions that were out of our scope were put in a "fridge".
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