The Gulf of Morbihan Sea Enhancement Scheme
The main objectives of the Scheme are to set long term orientations of the use of the different sectors to tackle the social (ensuring social and generation mix, protecting the access to the sea and allowing the urban development), economic (marine farming, fisheries) and environmental (protecting the fragile ecosystem) challenges.
The SMVM area is also part of Natura 2000 and recognised by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
The Scheme is being implemented and a follow-up committee under prefect supervision ensures dialogue with stakeholders (at least once a year).
The Prefect of Morbihan set a working group on the 29th of May 2000. The working group gathered members of local authorities, representative bodies, socio-professional organisations, relevant public institutions and relevant NGOs and specialists. The aim was to drive and validate the developments and the orientations of the SMVM.
Four thematic committees were then created: marine farming and fisheries, nautical activities and access to the sea, biodiversity, urban planning and landscape. Another committee dedicated to a geographic information system was created during the development to help sharing consistent data. 60 meetings were held between 2000 and 2004.