Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
The Cap Roux Fishing reserve (Cap Roux AMP) is a 450-hectare marine reserve where all forms of fishing are prohibited. Its particularity is that it was created in 2003 on the initiative of the fishers of the area themselves, anxious to preserve the future of their profession. This decision by the Prud’homie, a specific French authority bringing together all the fishers in an area, was supported by a ministerial decree in 2004.
The Cap Roux Association (ACPCR) is in charge of helping the Prud’homie to promote the Cap Roux MPA. As a pilot site for the FishMPABlue2 project, it was decided to work on two governance tools: enforcing existing regulations, including the project to appoint a sworn guard to strengthen surveillance, and strengthening fishermen’s involvement. While most of the measures implemented have been successful, legal and administrative difficulties have so far prevented the sworn guard project from being carried out successfully. Nevertheless, the actions implemented have made it possible to remotivate fishers and bring them together around the MPA. This collaboration must continue.
Contact: Leila Seddiki, ACPCR, France & Christian Decugis,AMPAM / LIFE Platform (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)