Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
The marine aquaculture sector is represented by marine sea cage farms located along the Ionian coast of Albania. In these aquaculture farms roughly 2000 tons of gilthead seabream and European seabass are produced. The Bay of Vlora hosts the biggest companies in terms of production, investment and economic value, where most gilthead seabream and European seabass produced is exported toward EU countries, like Italy and Poland. The Karaburun peninsula and the Sazani island make up the first Marine Protected Area in Albania, since 2010 with the Decision of the Council of Ministers. The sea cage farm of Vlora Bay are located in the eastern part of the Karaburun peninsula, which is close to the Sustainable Development Zone of the Karaburun-Sazani MPA. A general view of these farms production and value was presented together with possible considerations related to the threats coming from these sea cages and the fish biomass living inside them.
Contact: Rigers Bakiu, Albanian Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Albania (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)