Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
Landscape Park Strunjan is located in Slovenia and represents the largest Marine Protected Area of the Gulf of Trieste.
It’s very important to involve local fishers in the management of the protected area with cooperation in terms of communication and assistance in monitoring of biodiversity, preventing illegal activities and helping in monitoring of the sea and the coast in general.
We participated as a pilot project in the FishMPABlue2 project. With fishers, we monitored catches at landing, carried questionnaires, placed video surveillance cameras in the nature reserve and created a video about the underwater world and fisheries intended to raise awareness about nature protection. We also established cooperation with fishers who are informing us about unusual activities or findings in the park with an emphasis on the sea and the coast.
Cooperation with fishers through projects help us realise planned activities today and in the future.
Contact: Luka Kastelic, Landscape park Strunjan, Slovenia (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)