Legambiente together with other Italian NGOs launched the new campaign Adriatic Recovery Project. More in detail, the Adriatic Recovery Project is an alliance of civil society organisations and scientific institutions established to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems and fish essential habitats of the Adriatic Sea, funded by the american foundation Oceans5 and supported by Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment. The Project is coordinated by MedReAct – a non-governmental organization dedicated to restore the Mediterranean marine ecosystems – in partnership with our association, Marevivo, Stanford University and the Marche Polytechnic University. The Adriatic is one of the most important areas in the Mediterranean for shared fish stocks. Here fishing, particularly trawling and dredging, has historically been the greatest ecological stressor. As a consequence of intensive fishing, fish stocks are chronically overexploited and marine habitats are under constant aggression. The overarching goal of the Project is to achieve the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems through the establishment of transboundary Fisheries Restricted Areas, providing for the recovery of depleted fish stocks and marine ecosystems in the Adriatic Sea.
For further information, visit the website www.medreact.org or the Facebook: Facebook/AdriaticRecoveryProject