Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
The Balearic Islands have 9 marine reserves, which cover 58,600 hectares and where the hook-and-line recreational fishing is allowed, with limitations. Recreational fishing is a popular activity in the archipelago, where there are 42,000 licenses in force (12,000 boats).
In some reserves anglers need a special permit to fish and, progressively, the Balearic government is implementing the obligation to declare the catches. To facilitate this statement, he has developed a mobile application that is already being used in the Llevant de Mallorca marine reserve.
Contact: Antonio Maria Grau Jofre, Es Freus Marine Reserve, Spain (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)