Mediterranean habitats and species are threatened by destructive fishing practices. Seagrass beds, for example, are destroyed by repeat trawling, and marine turtles suffer from bycatch. In addition, high trophic level fish species such as swordfish are overexploited because they have a high market value.

Our aim is to protect critical marine habitats and species in order to maintain healthy ecosystems for the benefit of biodiversity and fishermen by:

  • demonstrating solutions to mitigate the impact of fisheries on biodiversity,
  • supporting replication and scaling-up mechanisms at Mediterranean level,
  • advocating for targeted policy to ensure adequate regulatory frameworks,
  • ensuring a financial transition to support sustainable fisheries and marine conservation in the long term.
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Behind these actions is the partnership ‘Together for the Med’, bringing together local NGOs, regional associations, international organisations, private companies, research centres and national representatives. Working on a wide variety of projects across the Mediterranean Basin, the partnership contributes to the sustainability of efforts for the conservation of marine ecosystems and livelihoods in the region.


Want to see the interactive map and learn more about which of our projects take place in the different regions?

Check the partnership’s website here!


  • Accobams
  • AGIR
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • BirdLife International
  • BlueSeeds
  • Clarmondial
  • Enalia Physis
  • GFCM
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
  • IUCN
  • Low Impact Fishers of Europe
  • Medasset
  • Mediterranean Sea and Coast Foundation (MEDSEA)
  • MedPAN
  • MSC
  • Notre Grand Bleu
  • Slowfood
  • University of Exeter
  • WWF

Focus on one of our partners

At the heart of all our work are passionate people dedicated to delivering effective and lasting conservation. These inspirational partners are our greatest asset.

Thomas Binet

Thomas Binet

We can’t meet the challenges we face if we keep doing the same things. We’re creating a new way of doing conservation that’s anchored in social enterprise – bridging financial, technical and innovation gaps, and sowing the seeds of new approaches in the Mediterranean.

Budget 2020-2022


Charlène Minster

Manager, Impact & Sustainability

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