“Fishing Tourism for a Sustainable tourism
development in the Mediterranean area”
TOURISMED is a project aimed at testing and transferring a fishing tourism business model in the coastal territories of Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Albania, France and Spain as a way to promote a sustainable approach to tourism, while fostering the preservation of the marine ecosystem and the traditional fishing culture of the MED region.
The areas involved in the project face the common challenge of finding new solutions for the worrying depletion of marine resources, the decline of the artisanal fishing sector and the negative impacts of tourism such as social dislocation, loss of cultural heritage and ecological degradation. As a response, the project objective is to promote fishing tourism as a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism practice in the MED area. Expected changes concern an improved use of resources by artisanal fisheries, a diversification of income in the sector and a better valorization of coastal traditional heritage and local seafood.
Our tools & strategies
An online tool will vehiculate information on the proposed model, as well as provide examples of previous trips and experiences of other tourists.