MPAs support artisanal fishermen in the Mediterranean

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Artisanal fishermen are witnesses of how the Mediterranean environment has changed over time. Their livelihoods are now at risk because of stock decline caused by overfishing.

Marine Protected Areas offer the opportunity for fishermen and managers to find common solutions. The video shows how stakeholders can benefit from co-managed Marine Protected Areas, which result in more resources and improved local economies.


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Monitoring marine habitats consists of using rigorous scientific monitoring techniques and equipment to track the status and trends in recovery or decline of marine species and habitats, and to identify sources of impacts to these species and habitats.

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The harbour porpoise species is widespread in cooler coastal waters of the North Atlantic, North Pacific and the Black Sea. The populations in these regions are not continuous and are classified as separate subspecies with P. p. phocoena in the North Atlantic


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