PHAROS4MPAs at the European Maritime Day

WWF took part in the European Maritime Day, organized by the European Commission, to present its first reports on aquaculture and offshore wind farms.

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders. This year's editions was on 16-17 May 2019 in Lisbon. 

WWF took the opportunity to meet key stakeholders from the aquaculture and offshore wind energy sectors to present its first recommendations. A meeting was organised with the Aquaculture Advisory Council, the main Advisory Body of the EC on the issue. 
The main results of the project was also introduced to the PACA region in France who invited us to join the discussion on where to locate the future offshore windfarms in the Gulf of Lion National Park. Capitalization has started!

Catherine Piante gave a presentation in a workshop on aquaculture. The theme "Together for a sustainable aquaculture" highlighted the various environmental impacts associated to the aquaculture activity, as well as the main prevention and mitigations measures and solutions that PHAROS4MPAs is promoting in it report.