GUIA DE ESPECIES PROTEGIDAS EN LAS ISLAS BALEARES

La Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Agricultura y Pesca del Gobierno Balear ha publicado recientemente una guía para reconocer las especies de peces protegidas y reducir las interacciones con la pesca profesional en las Islas Baleares donde, a través de 17 fichas, se describen las especies, la norma que las protege, su biología y las modalidades de pesca que presentan riesgo de captura. Esta publicación responde a la necesidad de dar a conocer a los pescadores profesionales las principales especies protegidas y cuya captura está sancionada según la normativa vigente, para evitar en lo posible su captura y retención a bordo y las importantes multas que ello acarrearía.

La guía, editada en línea, también ha sido distribuida entre todas las Cofradías de Pescadores de Baleares, Servicios de vigilancia de reservas marinas, y otras entidades relacionadas con el medio marino y ya está dando resultados, puesto que se han recibido avisos de capturas accidentales georreferenciadas de alguna de las especies contenidas en el libro.

Actualmente ya va por la 3 edición, con mas de 600 ejemplares además de los que se hayan podido descargar directamente de la página web de la Dirección General de Pesca y Medio Marino que se ha comprometido a mantenerla actualizada con la información que reciba, todo ello con el objetivo de mejorar el conocimiento del sector pesquero sobre estas especies singulares y favorecer en lo posible su recuperación.

La guía se puede descargar, tanto en catalán como castellano, pinchando en la imagen:

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Exposició del projecte MARVIVA

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Ja podeu visitar l’exposició del projecte MARVIVA, que està realitzant la confraria de pescadors de Barcelona, l’Agència de Residus de Catalunya i el Port de Barcelona, al Centre de la Platja (Pg. Marítim Barceloneta, 25-29   Barcelona). Horaris: de l’1 de juny al 30 de setembre estarà obert de dimarts a diumenge, de 10.00 a 19.00 hores. Hi ha una ludoteca i biblioteca al mateix centre. Aprofiteu per anar-hi amb els nens.

 Podreu veure una mostra dels residus recollits pels pescadors (alguns dels anys 60!), una exposició fotogràfica, vídeos sobre la problemàtica de les escombraries marines i dibuixos realitzats pels nens de l’escola Alexandre Galí de la Barceloneta.

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 L’exposició es complementa amb uns kits dels 10 residus que més es troben a les platges, per poder fer activitats de conscienciació entorn a la problemàtica de les escombraries marines.

Mediterranean Forum 2016

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Valletta, Malta, 24-25 October

The region’s primary gathering for intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region

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What?

The Mediterranean Forum of the Anna Lindh Foundation is the region’s largest civil society gathering and most influential event of its kind for intercultural dialogue. The Forum connects a unique regional network of practitioners, policy-makers, media and international donors, united to create together real and lasting change in the face of the region’s most pressing problems.

The Mediterranean Forum 2016 will address 10 strategic priorities:

1. REAFFIRMING THE ANNA LINDH FOUNDATION
2. MOVING BEYOND THE EXTREMIST NARRATIVE
3. SHIFTING FOCUS TO INTERCULTURAL CITIES
4. RETHINKING LEARNING
5. TOWARDS EXCHANGE 3.0
6. UNLOCKING CREATIVE ENTERPRISE
7. A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MEDIA
8. TRANSLATION AND ARTS MATTER
9. WOMEN AS CENTRAL AGENTS OF DIALOGUE
10. MAKING COLLABORATIONS WORK

Why?

Amidst the backdrop of unprecedented crisis and change in the Mediterranean, this year’s Forum aims to accelerate and scale-up the impact and reach of intercultural action to counter forces fuelling polarisation and extremism. Both sides of the Mediterranean, North and South, are facing huge common challenges, from the impact of a refugee crisis and climate change to youth unemployment and radicalisation, and the cultural roadmap represents the only viable long-term approach to creating “a common space of peace, stability and economic prosperity”.

Where?

In Valletta, Malta. As a symbolic bridge between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean region, Malta is a unique strategic location to reinforce regional connections. The first Maltese EU Presidency, during the first semester of 2017, also represents an occasion to put Mediterranean dialogue at the top of the political agenda.

Who?

As the region’s central institution and reference point for intercultural dialogue, the Anna Lindh Foundation has spent more than a decade investing in people-to-people cooperation across the Mediterranean region. Working from Alexandria across the 42 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Foundation has significant assets which can be leveraged through the Forum process to open up a new phase of action, from the largest network of civil society working for Mediterranean dialogue to pioneering research and extensive experience in the field.

The Forum will act as an anchor within a wider dialogue campaign to be run during 2016 with the 4500+ member associations and strategic partners of the Anna Lindh Foundation, and in preparation of the first Maltese EU Presidency.

Public policies and Action Plans – Mediterranean Cities and Climate Change

8703acf8ad9e2c4f192eef9600a6bdMediterranean workshop on environmental urban public policies and climate change action plans cross-disciplinary analysis. This workshop is organized by Avitem and MC3 and will take place on the 27th and 28th of September 2016

 

MC3 would like to gather specialists of Mediterranean countries who are able to provide a transversal analysis on policies and regional and national action plans, with the aim of publishing a synthesis of their reflections on the white book.

This analysis must not be a simple summary but rather a proposition for a critical cross-disciplinary approach to different geographical and sector-specific contexts. Four questions are proposed:

  1. What are the strategies and action plans’ characteristics? How could we describe the core of these plans?
  2. Do the policies consider urban particularities of Mediterranean region (climate, culture, architecture, etc.)?
  3. Is there an autonomy in the realisation of the plans, especially at the local and regional levels?
  4. What are the indicators, criteria, procedures, etc. developed to monitor the implementation and the impacts of these plans?

Location : Villa Méditerranée, Esplanade J4, 13002 Marseille

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MedCOP Climate 2016: UfM backs concrete schemes to drive a shared Mediterranean climate agenda

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The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has been an institutional partner of the Tangier region for MedCOP Climate 2016, which took place in Tangier on 18 and 19 July 2016 and was attended by more than 2,000 representatives of the Mediterranean countries, civil society, various international and regional organisations, economic stakeholders and experts. The conference provided a forum to present various initiatives and projects supported by the UfM to help formulate a Mediterranean climate agenda.
These initiatives include the creation of a Mediterranean network of young people working on climate issues; the Regional Committee for Cooperation on Climate Finance aimed at making funding for climate projects in the region more efficient; and the launch of the UfM Energy University by Schneider Electric.
The UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, said: “The fight against climate deregulation in the Mediterranean region can only be won by strengthening regional cooperation and developing concrete schemes. This is the UfM’s core business. So it was natural for the UfM Secretariat to be not just a partner in this great forum of exchange that is MedCOP Climate 2016, but also to contribute with projects that have a regional impact”.

MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 2016: Integrated Maritime Policy and Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

The first new generation MEDCOAST Institute (eleventh event of the series started in 1994) will be organised in Dalyan, Turkey during 20 – 27 September 2016, in collaboration with DG MARE of the European Commission, which will co-organise the Launching Event of the Training Workshop on 20 September.  The Launching Event and the Training Workshop (MEDCOAST Institute 2016) will deal in depth with the subject of “Integrated Maritime Policy and Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea“.  Prominent international speakers and faculty members will contribute to MEDCOAST Institute 2016.  Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the EU at Ispra (Italy) and the MSP Research Network will support and contribute to the event.

The maximum number of participants to be accepted is limited to twenty-five. The criteria for selection of participants is described in the Call for Applications and the Application Form for MEDCOAST Institute 2016.  These documents can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Application Form

Potential participants of MEDCOAST Institute 2016 should fill the Application Form and send it together with their CVs to MEDCOAST Foundation by e-mail.  The deadline for submitting an application is 15 August 2016.  Selected participants will be notified by 22 August.

Turkey has gone through an extraordinary period during the weekend, but the pace of life is getting speedily normalised day by day.  I anticipate that nothing will remain from the unfortunate happening at the time of MEDCOAST Institute 2016.  The Town of Dalyan, which is located at the heart of a specially protected area,  and Dalaman International Airport have always been a safe haven even at difficult times of the country.  That is why we will go ahead with MEDCOAST Institute 2016 as planned.

MEDASSET’s new report reveals that the illegal sea turtle trade in Alexandria continues

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MEDASSET just published a new Report that presents the full findings of our 2014-2015 survey on the illegal trade in sea turtles in the fish markets of Alexandria in Egypt.

Between September 2014 and March 2015, with the help of young volunteer Sherif Abdullah, and under the supervision of Mohamed Nada, we organised a new survey to reveal the current status of the trade in Alexandria’s fish markets and to gain insights into the local community’s perceptions.

Sherif visited fish markets and artefact shops and also tracked down covert trade locations or storage rooms, to observe their activities. He took considerable personal risks in doing so, as sea turtle trade is illegal in Egypt. He recorded both open and covert trading taking place in 6 markets in 3 areas of Alexandria. The trade has increased by 60-120% in comparison to surveys in 1998-1999 and 2007. The last survey in 2007 had shown that open trading at least had ceased thanks to past efforts, though some covert trading persisted.

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