PILOT PROJECT: REMOVAL OF MARINE LITTER FROM EUROPE'S FOUR REGIONAL SEAS
Toolkit: Marine litter retention, Project participantsEnlisting fishermen | Fishermen responsibilities | Port authorities | Waste management companies
As lead organisation establishing a marine litter retention project you will usually be esponsible for the day-to-day management of the project and the coordination of participants. In general, this may require the following:
- establishing a management team or coordinator
- developing a project plan, including indicators and targets for monitoring and evaluation
- identifying and contacting other participants in the project
- developing agreements with other project participants
- identifying and securing resources for the project
- sourcing and ordering supplies (bags, containers, etc.) and distributing them
- developing guidelines or organising meetings for participating fishermen
- recruiting fishermen to participate in the project
- monitoring and evaluating project progress and results and preparing any required reports (e.g. to funding sources or other supervisory bodies)
- reflecting on the results of monitoring and evaluation reports and modifying the project approach as appropriate.
The success of your project will depend on the daily management of the project and on regular contact with participating fishermen, either through individual contact with the vessels or through fishermen’s organisation. Appointing a coordinator to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project will help you to ensure its overall success. Depending on the size and demands of your project, this person may be a full-time coordinator specifically employed to manage the project. For smaller projects, the coordinator role may only be a part-time role.