The aim is to promote the participation of stakeholders in the implementation of management measures of the Management Plan Red Natura 2000 of Formentera
The Sailing School of Formentera has hosted, this week, the I Mesa de Custodia Marina, a permanent space of participation that was born as a result of the approval of the Red Natura 2000 Management Plan of Formentera and the Agreement for the development of strategies and actions of marine stewardship in the Pitiusas islands that were subsequently signed by the Directorate General of Natural Areas and Biodiversity and the organizations GEN-GOB and Soldecocos. This is one of the first participatory governance projects in protected natural areas in Spain.
The main objective of the Marine Stewardship Committee is to debate and specify proposals for the planning of uses and activities within the scope of the Management Plan. It is based on working groups open to individuals and interested entities that carry out their work within the scope of the management plan, such as the fishing and scientific sectors, administrations, SMEs, business associations and public utility NGOs linked to the environment or to the conservation of historical or natural heritage.
Thus, it is intended to encourage the participation of stakeholders in the implementation of management measures of the Natura 2000 Network Management Plan of Formentera, which covers a total of 8,518.49 hectares spread over five areas. Of these, two (La Mola and Cap de Barbaria) are maritime-terrestrial, while the other three (Cala Saona, Playa de Migjorn and Playa de Tramuntana) are exclusively marine.
At this first session, three working groups were set up: fishing, coordination between administrations, and training and dissemination. It has been agreed to reconvene the working group before the start of the summer season to analyse the work done during this period by each of the groups.