Our actions

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.

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Balearics
Balearics

Restoring Balearic marine ecosystems

Blue Incubator
Blue Incubator

Leveraging marine conservation through entrepreneurship.

Cyprus Bycatch
Cyprus Bycatch

Reduce the impact of bycatch on vulnerable species.

MedBycatch
MedBycatch

Reducing the impact of bycatch on vulnerable species.

Mitigating dolphin depredation
Mitigating dolphin depredation

Strengthening cetacean conservation & sustainable fisheries

SEAFOOD ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
SEAFOOD ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

Supporting sustainable artisanal seafood commodity markets

INCA Greece
INCA Greece

Interaction between small-scale fisheries & megafauna

Med Legislation
Med Legislation

Towards a region-wide legal framework for the conservation of Mediterranean living marine resources and ecosystems)

MedPath
MedPath

Supporting fisheries to achieve higher degrees of environmental sustainability.

MedSea Grass
MedSea Grass

Restoration of the posidonia oceanica meadow.

Co-managed MPA / No-take Zones
Co-managed MPA / No-take Zones

Scaling up co-managed and financially sustainable AMP NTZ

Sustainable small-scale fisheries
Sustainable small-scale fisheries

Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries pre-financing facilities

SafeSharks
SafeSharks

Reducing incidental catches and consumption of sharks

Foodnected - Towards sustainable and fair food systems
Foodnected - Towards sustainable and fair food systems

Building a widely shared approach about sustainable food

Species Knowledge
Species Knowledge

Filling key knowledge gaps for vulnerable species.

MedKey Habitats
MedKey Habitats

Inventories of marine key habitats of conservation interest

The Kuriat project
The Kuriat project

Supporting the management of the marine and coastal protected area of the Kuriat Islands

Med Marine Turtles
Med Marine Turtles

Enhancing the protection & conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean region.

46 partners

NGOs, international organisations, research centres, private companies, networks and foundations are committed to reduce fishing impacts and pressures on marine habitats and species.

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Mava

Next meetings

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2021.06.30

Slow Fish event

Foodnected: the Importance of the Community of Practice

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2021.06.30

Underwater photography contest

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2021.09.03

IUCN World Congress

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2021.10.04

Communication Task Force #2

Date TBC

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