In 2018 the MedPAN network will focus on fisheries management in MPAs.

A number of activities will be carried out under this topic, within the framework of a large project funded by the MAVA foundation and the FishMPABlue2 Interreg MED project, in association with several partners and pilot sites. These activities include an exchange visit in Torre Guaceto MPA (Italy) in June, a Regional training workshop in Telašćica Nature Park (Croatia) in October, as well as the MedPAN Regional experience-sharing workshop in November (location to be confirmed).

In preparation for this series of experience-sharing activities, MedPAN will, this week, launch the call for communications with a questionnaire to take stock of priority issues and experiences in the field of fisheries management in MPAs.

It will be sent to MedPAN members and partners designated contacts. However, any other Mediterranean MPA manager or team member or organisation working with fisheries in MPAs who wishes to submit presentation proposal or share their experience on fisheries via the questionnaire are welcome to contribute. Please contact Pierre Vignes at the MedPAN Secretariat ( to receive the questionnaire.

This questionnaire will serve as the building block of all the experience sharing activities that will be organised this year on the subject of fisheries. The first activity is held in June so answers to the call for communications and questionnaire will need to be collected by end of April. Don’t miss this chance to share your experience…