We will develop a fishing tourism offer that is compatible with the type of marine ecosystem in the area. This sustainability can be guaranteed by those who work in the fish sector themselves: the fishermen. They will be trained to use appropriate fishing methods that do not damage the marine resources. Indeed, fishing tourism could not only improve the fish chain, but also help to develop a tourism that is more respectful of the environment by making users more aware of the impact that human activities and fish production have on maritime resources. In addition, several GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) studies showed that coastal artisanal fisheries support better sustainability and biodiversity conservation: by using small boats, more selective gear, artisanal fisheries tend to be more efficient and usually have less impact on resources compared to many industrial fisheries. Oily fish such as mackerel, sardine or herring tend to be caught by less destructive fishing methods. This will be kept into consideration by promoting sustainable food habits.
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.
Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Albania and France teamed up to find common solution to one big similar problem: preserve the sea!
We want to point the way for the fishing sector on how to live on tourism in a sustainable way.
Through our Stakeholder's engagement plan, we will spread our results with the aim to train more and more tourist operator.