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.
Our partnership is rich on several levels: nature of the partners, geographical and cultural diversity, subjects: scientific, entrepreneurial, and political issues.
We want to capitalize on the successes of the projects, share them through concrete examples, but especially communicate them to the marine conservation community.
We want to value the results that we have managed to achieve together, what the cumulative activities, synergies, sharing and financial support of MAVA have allowed to emerge; and how in 5 years of collaborative work, we have been able to make a difference for marine conservation ecologically, economically and above all humanely.
Where do we work ?
Restoring Balearics’ marine ecosystem and turning the islands into a Med reference of marine conservation.
Leveraging marine conservation through entrepreneurship.
Reducing the impact of bycatch on vulnerable species across the island of Cyprus.
Developing a standardized multi-taxa approach to study and mitigate bycatch in the Mediterranean.
Strengthening cetacean conservation and sustainable fisheries
Supporting sustainable artisanal seafood commodity markets
Addressing the interaction between small-scale fisheries & megafauna in Greece.
Developing a region-wide legal framework for the conservation of Mediterranean living marine resources and ecosystems.
Supporting fisheries to achieve higher degrees of environmental sustainability
Restoring Posidonia oceanica meadows in the Gulf of Oristano
Scaling up co-managed and financially sustainable No-take Zone and Marine Protected Area.
Establishing pre-financing facilities for small-scale fishers to access EU funding
Reducing incidental catches and consumption of sharks in the Southern Adriatic.
Building a widely shared approach about sustainable food.
Filling key knowledge gaps for vulnerable species incidentally caught by fishers
Carrying out an inventory of the main marine habitats of conservation interest.
Supporting the management of the marine and coastal protected area of the Kuriat Islands in Tunisia
Enhancing the protection and conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean region.