In the framework of the pilot action on fishery, the dialogue between fishers and Torre del Cerrano MPA has successfully started!
On Friday 19 March, the first of three meetings that Torre del Cerrano MPA organised with artisanal fishers, as part of the MPA NETWORKS project, was held. The objective of the three meetings is to draw up, with the direct participation of the fishers and taking into account their requests, the guidelines document "Management lines of the artisanal coastal fishery in the Marine Protected Area of Torre del Cerrano", integrating the results of the actions foreseen by the project MPA NETWORKS with what has been directly acquired by the MPA. In the waters of Torre del Cerrano, in the next months, the researchers of the University of Camerino and the staff of the MPA will collect information about the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the fish catch and the qualitative parameters of the water of interest for the fish fauna. The activities will be carried out thanks to the active cooperation of the artisanal fishers as they will be conducted with local fishing boats and equipment normally in use. The results of the activities will make it possible to update information on the fishing yield, the composition of the catch and the distribution in size classes.