Subtask Description:
Identify inputs and useful variables, assess relevance, and assemble metadata.

Action points of the implementation:

Result: a table of the input metadata and functions necessary for the simulation analysis.

Mar Piccolo, Taranto, Italy

Policy Issue:
Sustainable use of the Mar Piccolo resources in order to include mussel culture.

Human Activities:
Urban and industrial activity, mussel culture, urbanization, shipping, maritime transport.

General Information:
The area has many conflicting activities but, in addition, has always been one of the most important mussels farming areas in the country. In particular, fishing, distribution, catering, tourism, transport, import and export are activities directly connected to aquaculture which, in turn, bring an economic improvement and therefore a greater social welfare. However external factors, such as social problems or illegal aquaculture plants that over-exploit the existing natural resources, are causing damage to the ecosystem. During recent years, data from the local market evidenced quantity and quality reduction of the harvested mussels. The major stakeholder concerns are connected to the sustainable development and welfare of the activity.


Example of Implementation:(Click on tumbnail for full version):

This is an example of an input data table, regarding the economic system of Mar Piccolo. The table provides almost the same fields as those provided in the previous two examples and has been included to demonstrate the variability that can be found within economic inputs and variables for a certain policy issue.

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