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February 29, 2024

Announcement of Competition “Good Practices for N2000 marine sites”

SELECTION OF SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES IN THE FISHING SECTOR AND PROMOTION ACTIVITIES IN THE AREAS OF THE NATURA 2000 NETWORK. DEADLINE 30th APRIL 2024.

Credits by National Park Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy

Federparchi organizes the competition “Good practices for marine N2000 sites” as part of the project “Knowing and loving the Natura 2000 marine sites to protect them”, acronym of the project: LIFE A-MAR NATURA2000 – LIFE20 GIE/IT/001352.

This call aims to select “Good Practices” that promote sustainable management of fish resources, sustainable tourism, and environmental education within Natura 2000 sites with priority to sites that have been affected by the sailing campaign carried out within the LIFE A-MAR NATURA2000 project.

The “Good Practices” covered by this call must be implemented by companies that fall into the following categories of activities:

  1. Professional fishing companies that, with a view to the sustainable management of fish resources, practice artisanal fishing.
  2. Tourism businesses that practice forms of sustainable tourism.
  3. Companies that deal with environmental education.

Companies, also cooperatives, single or associated, belonging to the sectors described above that operate in Natura 2000 sites in Italy and Spain can participate in the call.

Participation is reserved for Professional fishing enterprises falling within the definition of artisanal fishing and Tourism and environmental education companies, with a curriculum that certifies previous experience for the activities included in the following call.

The following prizes will be awarded to the three Italian and three Spanish winning companies, one for each category of activity:

1-artisanal fishing enterprise: complete technical work and safety clothing (life jackets and professional oilskins, boots, work gloves, etc.) in recyclable material suitable for the fishing system practiced.

2-Sustainable tourism company: n° 6 technical binoculars suitable for the marine environment and coastal ecosystems for sightings of cetacean birds, etc.;

3-Environmental education company: n° 1 underwater camera equipped with transmission cable and external monitor for viewing marine ecosystems on the boat.

The deadline for sending the application form is 24 hours on 30 April 2024.

More information and link to participate in the attached Announcement of Competition

Call for proposals on good practice in Natura2000 marine sites [READ & PARTICIPATE]