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.
Map to come
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.
Yassine Ramzi SghaierRAC/SPA
MAVA allocation: €13.3 million
The Action Plan 2020-2022 budget is €19.5 million
Co-funding €6.2 million