How to improve collaboration between artisanal fishers and MPAs
The main measures tested at Cabo de Palos (Murcia) and Es Reus (Menorca), the Spanish pilot MPAs of the FishMPABlue project, were the focus of a national technical meeting held in Madrid on 14 March 2019. The encounter, organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and WWF Spain, presented the FishMPABlue toolkit and the results of the measures implemented in the two MPAs. Participants also explored opportunities to integrate the most effective measures in the legal and regulatory framework for MPA management and the fishery sector in Spain.
As a result of the discussion, several recommendations to improve the governance model for artisanal fisheries in MPAs developed within the FishMPABlue project was agreed to by experts and stakeholders.