Since 2017, we are leading a network of 15 projects in hotspots of the Mediterranean Sea. Thanks to the MAVA Foundation, this network is working on a wide array of projects, from interactions between fishers and cetaceans to local entrepreneurship and sustainable fisheries certification, projects which aim to reduce the impacts and pressures on marine biodiversity.
We are engaged to mitigate the impact of fisheries on biodiversity, protect key sensitive areas and promote sustainable fishing practices. We are united to collect data on bycatch and depredation and to facilitate ongoing engagement and collaboration with cooperative fishers.
We promote a co-management approach at the regional level through communication, experience sharing, networking and capacity building by and for coastal communities.
We mobilize and advocate to scaling up successful local solutions, accelerate the implementation of current legislation, influence European and Mediterranean policies, and develop a stronger biodiversity framework for the Mediterranean.
We foster a shift towards sustainable practices for Mediterranean fisheries via the implementation of certification, labelling process and the accessibility of sustainable seafood alternatives for consumers.
We ensure long-term financial sustainability, essential for effective MPA management. We create new mechanisms to guarantee the financial sustainability of fishermen that shift to sustainable fisheries practices.
Where do we work ?
Restoring Balearic marine ecosystems
Leveraging marine conservation through entrepreneurship.
Reduce the impact of bycatch on vulnerable species.
Reducing the impact of bycatch on vulnerable species.
Strengthening cetacean conservation & sustainable fisheries
Supporting sustainable artisanal seafood commodity markets
Interaction between small-scale fisheries & megafauna
Towards a region-wide legal framework for the conservation of Mediterranean living marine resources and ecosystems)
Supporting fisheries to achieve higher degrees of environmental sustainability.
Restoration of the posidonia oceanica meadow.
Scaling up co-managed and financially sustainable AMP NTZ
Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries pre-financing facilities
Reducing incidental catches and consumption of sharks
Building a widely shared approach about sustainable food
Filling key knowledge gaps for vulnerable species.
Inventories of marine key habitats of conservation interest
Supporting the management of the marine and coastal protected area of the Kuriat Islands
Enhancing the protection & conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean region.
Workshop on Policy & Advocacy for Sustainable Fisheries in the Med
How to enhance the role of biodiversity and sustainable fisheries to support commitments to targeted policy processes at regional and national levels in the Med?
Communication Task Force #3
Mediterranean MPA Forum
The MPA Forum is a unique opportunity to bring together the wider MPA community, including managers, policymakers, scientists, NGOs & donors.
5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress