Table 2. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis of clam farming in the Venice Lagoon. Adapted from Torricelli et al. 2009.

SWOT ANALYSIS CLAM FARMING IN VENICE LAGOON
STRENGHTS WEAKNESSESS
High lagoon suitability to clam growth
High productivity
Nursery areas producing natural seeds
Good scientific knowledge of the environmental system and of the clam's biology
Low education
Low traditional knowledge
Low trust of local consumers
Illegal market
Illegal fishing in polluted areas
Low efficiency of governance network
Sediment composition alteration
   
THREATS OPPORTUNITIES
Over fishing
Loss of nurseries and suitable clam farming area for other uses
Climate change
Promoting education
Promoting comanagement
Developing technology (hatcheries)
Diversification
Product traceability and certification
Integrated management following a systemic approach
Common Fisheries Policy: FLAG based on territorial approach