MedPAN, the network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Area managers, is organising its annual regional experience-sharing workshop on “Mediterranean challenges for Marine Protected Areas and Small Scale Fisheries”. The workshop will be held 13-15 November 2018 in the Balearic islands in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in association with several partners, including WWF Mediterranean, and pilot sites within the framework of the large Mediterranean programme of the MAVA foundation and Interreg Med FishMPABlue2 project.
This year's workshop will be held back to back with the conference of the Interreg Med FishMPABlue2 project in which MedPAN and several MPAs of the network are involved. The two meetings will also be held in conjunction with the Second Marine Natura 2000 seminar happening that same week in Palma de Mallorca.
The overall purpose of the workshop is to allow MPA managers, fishers and related stakeholders to pool and share information, expertise and experiences and take stock of the current challenges for MPAs and small scale fisheries in the Mediterranean. The workshop thus provides an opportunity for MPA managers, project leaders, and stakeholders to meet, discover initiatives, be inspired and build long-term approaches to implement solutions together.