Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
Pantelleria is a small volcanic island mainly devoted to agriculture where professional fishing is rarely practiced, probably due to many factors. The decline of fish, the appearance of invasive species, and many other challenges have pushed the local association of fishers in the island to look for solutions to try and maintain their profession. The fishers will share their initiative to establish a community-based management system, which they hope will be recognised and respected by the authorities and developed into a bona fide co-management system. They will also describe the festivals they have initiated to promote lesser known species.
Contact: Federico Gelmi, fisher from Pantelleria, Italy (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)