The final report from the workshop on fisheries management measures in Natura 2000 sites in the Mediterranean Sea (October 2017; Zadar, Croatia) is now available on the Natura 2000 platform along with the presentations made at the workshop and other written materials.

The aim of this workshop was to provide the basis for concrete follow-up actions to improve the management of fishing activities in marine Natura 2000 sites in the Mediterranean Sea.

The event was organised in collaboration between the Croatian Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Agriculture and the European Commission. It was a contribution to the ongoing process initiated by the Commission to help Member States manage the Natura 2000 network at a biogeographical region level whilst exchanging experience and best practice, addressing objectives and priorities, and enhancing co-operation and synergies. The theme of the workshop – how best to manage fishing activities to support the conservation objectives of marine Natura 2000 sites – ambitioned to address a common concern of MPA managers, highlighted at the first “marine biogeographical seminar” in St Malo, France in 2015.

Sandro Dujmović, scientific Director of Brijuni National Park in Croatia and member of MedPAN Board of Directors participated on behalf of MedPAN. He co-chaired the working group on Natura 2000 habitats.

More details about the Zadar workshop on the Natura 2000 platform