AdriaPAN intervention to the “ADRIPLAN (ADRiatic Ionian maritime spatial PLANning) Transnational Conference”. 28th February 2014, Rijeka, Croatia. Panel 4 – Fisheries, aquaculture and Marine Protected Areas
MPAs are an asset for Pillar 3 of the Adriatic-Ionian strategy: they could serve as reference point and control sites for marine biodiversity, but also as dissemination/awareness tool.
Having in mind the present situation of the marine environment, we have to ask for more MPAs in the adriatic-ionian sub-region. Its high diversity is spanning from the Jabuka pit to the wetlands in Albania and on the northern side, to the croatian and slovenian cliffs, to the sandy shorelines.