Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
Es Freus Marine reserve is located between Ibiza and Formentera in the Balearic Islands, Spain. It was created in 1999 and is managed by the Balearic Government; it has 15.000 ha mainly consisting of Posidonia oceanica meadows. Within the framework of the FishMPABlue2 project, 163 vessels’ operations were analysed, 22 questionnaires were performed, and as a governance measure, stakeholders in participatory workshops decided on the installation of a video camera system in the No Take Zone to improve surveillance. As a main conclusion, this project has increased the cooperation and communication between fishers, administration, NGO´s and other users of the reserve.
Contact: Francisco Gonzalo Sobrado Llompart, Es Freus Marine Reserve / Gen-GOB Eivissa, Spain (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)