Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
At the request of professionals, Pescatourism is one of the objectives of the creation of the MPA of Taza in Jijel, as well as the objective of preserving the activity of artisanal fishing. The implementation procedure resulted in the Executive Decree No. 203-2016 of 25 July 2016, which officially recognizes this activity in Algeria. The Pescatourism activity must be the subject of requests for approval from the maritime transport commissions. But the procedures are long. To date, 4 of the 8 applications for approval have been processed.
In the meantime, reflection and research work has been launched in partnership with the University of Jijel, WWF, the Marco Polo organisation, the Fisheries Directorate of the wilaya of Jijel, the General Directorate for Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Park of the MPA of Taza to study the prospects for this activity, with the main objective of reducing fishing effort and providing a new source of income for professionals. Finally, marketing studies are also being launched to promote this new eco-tourism service, which must play its part in the socio-economic development of the territories.
Contact: Nadia Ramdane, DPRH Jijel, Algeria (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)