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GIRA – Integrated Fishing Resources Management (Sardinia)

Background

The GIRA project aims to define a model for integrated fishery resources management through an integrated system of environmental protection measures and support of traditional productive activities in order to diversify production and to consolidate and amplify the results and the effects of some existing initiatives at local level.

How does the activity develop in Sardinia?

The GIRA project, developed within CAMP Italy is realized in collaboration with the Fisheries Service of the Office for agro pastoral reform of the Sardinia Region and the scientific support of the Com.Bio.Ma (Marine Biology Competency Center). The project is composed of three different activities: two developed in the western CAMP area (Management of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, at Capo Pecora and management of the common octopus, Octopus vulgaris, at San Vero Milis) and one developed in the northern CAMP area (study about the repopulation of the lobster Homarus gammarus at Castelsardo). GIRA aims at the institution of three repopulation areas in which the capture of the aforementioned species will be forbidden for two years. The activities are carried out also with the collaboration of the municipalities of Castelsardo, Arbus, Buggerru and San Vero Mills which manifested a strong interest in the realization of the activities. The project also aims at the identification of sustainable management of fisheries, working with the direct cooperation of the fishermen in marine activities and with the involvement of restaurants and retailers for the promotion of locally and sustainably sourced fish products.