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LAB SITE

Porto Cesareo, ITALY

Proposal for alternative revenues for fishermen

Environmental description
Porto Cesareo MPA is located in the Gulf of Taranto at the Ionian Sea. The coast has sandy beaches, islands and sea caves. Seabeds are abundant in multicolored coralligenous formations and Posidonia meadows. Porto Cesareo is home to an important fleet of 250  small-scale, artisanal fishing boats, who play a crucial role in the local economy, including different types of fishing-related tourism.

blueseeds mission

BlueSeeds realized two missions in Porto Cesareo to explore alternative income-generating activities for artisanal fishermen. 

Main territorial challenges

blueseeds
intervention
évaluation

focus

MAIN
STAKEHOLDERS
WWF-ITALY

DIAGNOSIS

Status of the 6 pillars of sustainability
of the local fishing activity 

November
Diagnosis
2019
1
2
2018
January
Workshop to present alternative income-generating activities to fishermen
  • Benchmark for alternative income-generating activities for fishermen
  • Inspirational workshop which gather fishermen to present them examples of value-added projects for fisheries

Next steps

  • Development of Slow Fish label
  • Implementation of alternative income-generating activities for fishermen
  • Possible candidate to develop a local Blue incubator