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11/11: Supporting MPA tourism development in Sazan-Karaburun

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The new established MPA of Karaburun needs to start functioning from the data collection part to the basic information and awareness process with different stakeholders, including the fishermen itself.

The Implementation Agreement (IA) signed between UNEP/MAP/RAC-SPA and the Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) has contributed to the establishment of the basic fishing database and the implementation of several activities in promoting the MPA recently established.

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To achieve that objective, INCA with the support of RAC/SPA has undertaken a series of activities as follows:

  • Measuring the fishing efforts in the MPA
  • Collecting information on type of fishing gear used in fishing activity
  • Identifying the marine areas suitable for diving
  • Integrating the results in a GIS map
  • Designing and producing of awareness materials for the MPA role in general, the participation and benefit from fisherman, tourism, etc. (see brochure)

A training workshop on the role of MPA and their relation with this protected areas category is under preparation and planned to be organised at Orikum (Vlorë) on 23 and 24 November 2011. It is destined to restaurants representatives, hotels managers, local tour operators but also officials of relevant authorities/administrations.

The brochure can be downloaded from this link.




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