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.
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!
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