Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
In 2001 the special plan for fisheries at Cabrera National Park was approved by the Government of the state. It took over 10 years to develop and approve this special plan for fisheries. Indeed it was built step by step, during an intensive regulatory process that based itself on all the legal instruments that constitute the wide legal framework that rules the park. The creation of Cabrera national Park in 1991 was the first time in the Balearic islands that a protected area included a marine zone, and that professional fisheries had to be regulated for the conservation of species.
Seventeen years later the plan is still working with the acceptance of fishers and remains a valid model of integrated and effective management for professional fishing activities in MPAs.
Contact: Jorge E. Moreno, Balearic General Directorate for Protected Areas and Biodiversity, Spain (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)