Promoting Ibiza’s marine reserves

  • Organization: Cofradía de pescadores de Ibiza

  • Funding: €70,000

  • Year: 2019 - 2020

  • Region: Ibiza

The Brotherhood of Ibiza Fishermen group centralises the sales, labelling and conservation of the product captured by the local fleet. It also works tirelessly to promote local products and marine environmental education. Its presence was key in the creation of the Tagomago and Es Freus marine reserves in Ibiza and Formentera.

The Reserva de Futuro (Future Reserve) Project focuses on the creation of experiences that will draw the Ibiza community to the marine reserves of Tagomago and Es Freus. The aim is to promote their benefits, not just environmental but social, economic, touristic and nautical. The project is aimed at three recipients: students, fishermen and the general public.

A variety of educational activities started in 2019, with workshops, teaching units and a photography competition for students. The brotherhood also organised information sessions in which fishermen, technicians and scientists analysed the situation of the fishing industry and its prospects, reinforcing the commitment towards responsible fishing as a guarantee for sustainability and food safety.

The next steps will be the design of hand-outs and informative materials, and the organisation of discussion panels and field trips for the general public.

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