Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
One of the remaining challenges to address a good governance of fisheries in the MPA of Cape Greco and its surrounding area is the issue of alien invasive species. These species, particularly some like the Lagocephalus sceleratus are thriving in this coastline. The Department of Fisheries and Marine Research conducted initial surveys to understand ecological and fisheries catches in the area on this species and the results provided some recommendations to address the problem. The results that will be presented during this session will highlight the experience, the lessons learnt and the constraints encountered to address this problem (e.g. use of compensation mechanisms) as well as potential additional measures under discussion for future implementation.
Contact: Melina Markou, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research,Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus and Antonis Petrou, AP Marine, Cyprus and Artisanal Fishermen Representative (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)