Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.

The Cote Bleue Marine Park (PMCB) was created 35 years ago on the basis of a co-construction with local fishers and a “bottom-up” approach. During the FishMPABlue2 project, PMCB chose 3 implementation tools:

(i) Strengthen fisher’s involvement in MPA management by organising regular meetings between maritime administrations of the French State, fishers’ representatives (Regional Committee of Fisheries CRPMEM PACA), local fishers of the Côte Bleue territory and the Park, that creates the link between all these stakeholders;

(ii) Improve the surveillance effort in all MPA for 6 months during winter, especially at night and on www.marinetraffic.com to check “illegal” activities (like cut off AIS transponder, suspicion of trawling activity);

(iii) Incentives promoting sustainable fishing: valorisation of fisheries products and activity (editing brochures, flyers, standardisation of price display, etc).

Powerpoint presentation

Contact: Eric Charbonnel, Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue, France (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)