Enhancing a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism

Countries: Italy (Puglia, Sardinia and Liguria), France. Lebanon, Palestine and Tunisia

Project duration: September 2019 - August 2022

Financier: European Union _ ENI CBC MED Programme

Partnership: Federation of Municipalities of the South Corse (Applicant), Legacoop Agroalimentare- Dipartimento pesca, Halièus, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies -Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Association Tunisienne pour le Developpement de la Pêche Artisanale-Tunisia, Ministry of Environment Lebanon, Economic and Social Development Center of Palestine.

Brief description:

The FISH MED NET Project aims to develop Mediterranean Alliance between the enterprises active in the Blue economy following to the diversification of artisanal fishing. The Project involves public and private actors from Italy, France, Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine, in addition to CIHEAM IAM-B, and was born from the previous experience of the READY MED FISH project carried out between 2013 and 2015 with Lega Pesca as leader, supported by Haliéus.

FISHMEDNET focused on 4 categories of Blue Economy activities ranging from Tourism (fish tourism, ichthyic tourism, etc.) to environmental services (water sampling, etc.), from culture (school tours) to innovation in the processes of marketing of fish products. In Italy the project will operate mainly in the regions of Puglia, Liguria and Sardinia. The cooperatives involved in the project will benefit from dedicated training programs, access to info desks, the support of Temporary managers for the development of products and services, access to marketing platforms for new products and services and sponsorship for participation in dedicated fairs. Finally, the project will also identify opportunities for public-private partnerships (PPPs) that can offer additional income integration opportunities to companies involved in diversification activities, providing public bodies with toolkits of simplified procedures and forms for the implementation of such PPPs.

In the Mediterranean, the sustainable management of fisheries resources is an urgent challenge that cannot be postponed any longer. FISH MED NET supports Mediterranean enterprises in the fishing sector by focusing on objectives defined in four main themes, among which we find the Development of MSMEs. Through new business activities, the project helps fishermen to become Guardians of the sea, contributing to the SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Legacoop Agroalimentare partner of the project developed an e-commerce platform where there are all the Micro-Small-Medium enterprises and cooperatives active in the tourism, food, aquaculture and service to community, cluster in the Mediterranean area.

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