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SATURN, closing event in Cabras with fishermen and supporters

With a seaside aperitif in Cabras, together with the fishermen, the SATURN project - anti-trawling systems for the protection and natural restoration of the Marine Protected Area of Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre - came to an end.  

The project, funded by Argea with the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (FEAMP) 2014-2020, involved four phases: engaging local fishermen to identify environmental protection and prevention needs, also benefiting artisanal fishing productions; identifying critical issues; and finally, implementing prevention and restoration activities, culminating in the placement of around sixty anti-trawling systems off the coast of Sinis. In parallel, various promotional and educational activities were carried out involving local schools and the fishing industry to improve the environmental awareness of those who work with and for the sea.  

Disseminating the activities and results was the purpose of the project's closing event, attended by representatives from FLAG Pescando Sardegna Centro Occidentale - a project partner - and the Marine Protected Area "Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre," the team from Ias CNR in Oristano, the Coast Guard, the forestry corps, the Municipality of Cabras, and some young volunteers known as the "Beach Sentinels," who will provide valuable support during the summer for environmental monitoring and surveillance of the beaches. Additionally, some of the fishermen who actively supported the project were also present, demonstrating their concrete commitment to the success of the initiative.  

"The collaboration among all these stakeholders has been crucial to ensuring the effectiveness of the project and promoting greater environmental awareness among those working in the maritime sector," commented Francesca Frau, project manager at MEDSEA. 

The SATURN project represents a significant step forward in the protection of the marine environment and the conservation of fishery resources. Ongoing monitoring, carried out by IAS CNR in Oristano, will provide results on the replenishment status of the protected seabed. 



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