The University of Girona and WWF-Spain presented the project's national report to marine policy makers of the Spanish Ministry in charge of managing MPAs at the national level.
The Spanish Ministry is in charge of managing MPAs at the national level - representing almost 13% of Spanish marine waters and just over 30% of the total Mediterranean Sea coverage.
People were very receptive to the recommendations. The project's conclusions and recommendations are going to be taken into account not only in the elaboration of several management plans in the short term, but should be scaled-up to the Spanish MSP.
In addition, the Ministry itself offered to write to the regional governments to talk about the project and open the door for PHAROS4MPAs to have meetings with them.