Final event of FishMPABlue2 project

The final event of FishMPABlue2 project will take place on 1-2 October 2019 at the GFCM/FAO premises in Rome.

The event will conclude a three-year journey across Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and their communities of small-scale fishers in the Mediterranean.

The FishMPABlue1 project had identified potential management measures to be tested to improve the governance of Small-scale Fisheries (SSF) in MPAs. The second phase of the project - FishMPABLue2 - has tested these measures and demonstrated their positive impact environmentally, socially and economically.

The resulting SSF Governance toolkit will be presented, with the 12 key best practices the project suggests for MPAs and small-scale fishers' communities, as well as a governance approach for policy makers.

The event will target policy makers in particular, as the next main objective is to improve public policies for Mediterranean MPAs and small-scale fisheries.

The event will also host an innovative photo exhibition. More information to come soon.