The “FishMPAB Blue2” project in Tunisia
Making the Mediterranean a sustainable fishing area, where fishermen are the guardians and co-managers of this vital space, is the main objective expected by the Mediterranean program of the World Nature Fund (WWF), through the project “FishMPAB Blue2 “.
Implemented in 2017, in 11 European sites of 6 countries on the north side of the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Slovenia), in collaboration with other partners, including the EU, the project is expected to soon affect other countries, in the first place Tunisia.
“Tunisia, which has an important fleet of small fishing boats, must have its place in this project. The Tunisian network of marine and coastal protected areas, founded in 2015, should include Galite, Zembra, Tabarka, Cape Negro and probably the Kuriat Islands, according to the Agency for the Protection of Coastal Development (APAL),” says Anne Remy, Director of Communication for the WWF Mediterranean Program.