Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
Brijuni is the smallest national park in Croatia. It consists in 14 islands with a total area of 33,95 km2, of which almost 80% of the surface is covered by the sea. According to the Fishery Law in the Republic of Croatia, national parks can themselves determine whether fishing in a protected area is allowed and in which way. Since 1983 only recreational fishing has been allowed in Brijuni, with strict rules and only in one zone. Research show that we have 8 times more fish within the protected area than outside. Are we successful indeed?
Contact: Sandro Dujmovic, Brijuni National Park, Croatia (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)