Who we are

Taking Action for the Mediterranean

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OUR MISSION
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MedReAct
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Our mission
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Our values
Work with us

MedReAct

Mediterranean Recovery Action
Our mission is in our name. Tacking action to protect the Mediterranean Sea

MedReAct was launched in 2014 by a group of activists and organizations committed to fighting biodiversity loss in the Mediterranean Sea.

We protect the Mediterranean Sea from the impact of fisheries.

We are an independent organization that does not rely on public funds.

We work in direct contact with local communities, scientists, activists, divers and marine conservation managers. We collaborate and network with other organizations committed to marine conservation.

We believe in actions that lead to concrete results, and we intend to prove this with facts. One of these is the protection of the Jabuka/Pomo Pit. Thanks to our campaign, the Jabuka/Pomo Pit has been turned into the largest marine reserve in the Adriatic, producing not only extraordinary results for the recovery of fish stocks but also for marine biodiversity.

Scopri la fossa di pomo
Lavoriamo ogni giorno per la creazione di riserve marine nel Mediterraneo, per la tutela di specie e habitat vulnerabili e per ridurre gli impatti della pesca sugli ecosistemi marini.

Operiamo in Spagna, Italia, Francia e, per allargare il raggio delle nostre campagne, abbiamo promosso la costituzione della MedSea Alliance, una coalizione di organizzazioni della società civile per la difesa del Mar Mediterraneo. Garantire un futuro al nostro mare è il nostro scopo.

Le nostre campagne
Every day, we campaign to promote marine reserves, protect vulnerable species and habitats, and reduce fishery impacts on marine ecosystems.

We operate in Spain, Italy, and France. To expand our campaigns, we have also promoted the MedSea Alliance, a coalition of non-governmental organizations and other civil society groups. Our goal is to guarantee a healthy future to the Mediterranean Sea.

Le nostre campagne

Founding members

Archipelagos

Organization committed to protecting the biodiversity of the Aegean Sea and the Greek islands.
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Fundació ENT

Organization dedicated to the elaboration, analysis and implementation of public environmental policies in Spain.
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Stephan Beaucher

From 2006 to 2008 coordinator of the oceans campaign of Greenpeace France, before becoming coordinator of the OCEAN2012 coalition in France.

Lydia Chaparro

Has worked as a researcher at Fundació ENT, as fishing manager of Ecologistas en Acción and as coordinator of OCEAN2012 in Spain.

Anastasia Miliou

Scientific director of Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation.

Miquel Ortega

Founder of Fundaciò ENT. Author of the book “Analysis and action proposals for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. Sustainability at the heart of the future of Spanish fisheries".

Domitilla Senni

She worked for Greenpeace International Mediterranean campaign, then as director of Greenpeace Italy. She subsequently managed the development of the OCEAN2012 coalition in various European countries. Today she is the executive director of MedReAct.

Serena Maso

She was coordinator of OCEAN2012 in Italy and subsequently worked for the oceans campaign of Greenpeace Italy. Today she is president of MedReAct.

Storia

MedReAct nasce nel 2014 su iniziativa di un gruppo di individui e organizzazioni impegnate nel contrastare gli impatti della pesca indiscriminata sulle risorse marine del Mediterraneo, il mare più sfruttato al mondo.

Grazie al nostro lavoro, nel 2017 in Adriatico viene istituita la prima zona di restrizione alla pesca (Fisheries Restricted Area, FRA) nella Fossa di Pomo.

La FRA della Fossa di Pomo è il primo successo di MedReAct. Istituita dalla Commissione Generale della Pesca nel Mediterraneo, questa FRA è nata con l’obiettivo del recupero degli stock ittici dell’Adriatico, fortemente impattati dalla pesca a strascico. Una tutela invocata da oltre 15 anni da ricercatori italiani e croati, che ha prodotto risultati straordinari non solo sulle specie ittiche ma anche sulla biodiversità dell’Adriatico.

Da allora, lavoriamo ogni giorno per promuovere l’istituzione di nuove FRA nel Mediterraneo e misure di gestione e controllo più efficaci sulla pesca e per la tutela di specie vulnerabili.

Oggi operiamo in Spagna, Italia, Francia e per allargare il raggio delle nostre campagne nel 2020 abbiamo promosso la costituzione della MedSea Alliance, una coalizione di organizzazioni della società civile per la difesa del Mar Mediterraneo.

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Medsea alliance

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OUR MISSION

MedReAct’s mission is to catalyze action for the recovery of Mediterranean marine ecosystems by ensuring a long-term, fair, and sustainable use of our common sea

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To achieve our objectives, we:

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Promote

Science based measures that protect fish stocks and marine ecosystems.

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Perform

Research, document and expose cases of illegal fishing.

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Support

Public initiatives to raise awareness of the environmental crisis and the actions needed to restore the health of seas and oceans.

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OUR VISION

75% of assessed Mediterranean fish are overfished. Overfishing—along with illegal fishing—is one of the worst threats to the recovery of our sea

Several Mediterranean species are endangered and its marine ecosystems are deteriorating at an alarming rate due to overexploitation and climate change.

Protecting the Mediterranean Sea is more urgent than ever.

MedReAct strives every day to make this change possible.

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OUR VALUES

Independence, concreteness, and perseverance are the values that guide our every action

Spoken words fly away, but facts remain. We always aim to achieve tangible results that can become examples to replicate on a large scale.

We believe in the concreteness of actions, and we defend our independence.

For this, we do not accept donations from multinational coorporations or political entities.

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WORK WITH US

If you love the Mediterranean Sea and believe that protecting its biodiversity is a possible mission, keep an eye on this page
We are looking for people who are not afraid of challenges and are willing to contribute personally to a great cause.
There are no open positions at the moment

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