legal & policy
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.
Restoring Balearics’ marine ecosystem and turning the islands into a Med reference of marine conservation.Learn more
Leveraging marine conservation through entrepreneurship.Learn more
Co-managed MPA / No-take Zones
Scaling up co-managed and financially sustainable No-take Zone and Marine Protected Area.Learn more
Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region
Enhancing the protection and conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean region.Learn more
Reducing the impact of bycatch on vulnerable species across the island of Cyprus.Learn more
Foodnected - Towards sustainable and fair food systems
Building a widely shared approach about sustainable food.Learn more
Developing a region-wide legal framework for the conservation of Mediterranean living marine resources and ecosystems.Learn more
Addressing the interaction between small-scale fisheries & megafauna in Greece.Learn more
Developing a standardized multi-taxa approach to study and mitigate bycatch in the Mediterranean.Learn more
Carrying out an inventory of the main marine habitats of conservation interest.Learn more
Supporting fisheries to achieve higher degrees of environmental sustainabilityLearn more
Restoring Posidonia oceanica meadows in the Gulf of OristanoLearn more
Mitigating dolphin depredation
Strengthening cetacean conservation and sustainable fisheriesLearn more
Reducing incidental catches and consumption of sharks in the Southern Adriatic.Learn more
Seafood Ecological Foodprint
Supporting sustainable artisanal seafood commodity marketsLearn more
Filling key knowledge gaps for vulnerable species incidentally caught by fishersLearn more
Sustainable small-scale fisheries
Establishing pre-financing facilities for small-scale fishers to access EU fundingLearn more
The Kuriat project
Supporting the management of the marine and coastal protected area of the Kuriat Islands in TunisiaLearn more