The first public presentations of the results of the MINOUW project case studies received support from fishermen, members of the Mediterranean fishing industry (MEDAC) and high-level EU representatives at Palma de Mallorca, Spain on October 11th.
It’s Monday the 20th of March, early morning, and two purse seine fishermen from Kavala – Giannis and Stathis – meet Giorgos (WWF Greece’s marine officer) and myself at Athens International Airport to start our long journey to Faro, Portugal.
More than 25 years ago, Norway introduced a ban on discards to stop the decline of the Arctic cod. As a result, stocks of the species have recovered. The country’s fisheries minister at that time, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, declared: “I hope the rest of Europe will see
WWF organises meetings in the field (one per year) tailored to the exchange of experiences between fishers who are participating in the project.
After two successful meetings in Blanes and Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Catalonia, earlier this year to introduce the MINOUW project to local stakeholders,
On July 14th and 15th, fishermen, scientists, government representatives and WWF met in Blanes & Roses, Catalunya to discuss the progress of the MINOUW project.