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Fisheries restricted area now established to protect the Jabuka/Pomo Pit!

The Adriatic Recovery Project calls upon Commissioner Vella and Croatia to promote the establishment of an international Fisheries Restricted Area (FRA) in the Central Adriatic.

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Montenegro, October 17th, 2017. The 41st session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) has adopted today the EU draft recommendation  for the establishment of a Fisheries Restricted Area in the Jabuka/Pomo Pit.

The recommendation, based on the proposal of MedReAct and the Recovery Adriatic Project, creates three restricted areas in the Pit, one closed to  demersal fisheries (bottom trawling, set longliners, traps) and two  where fishing effort will be significantly reduced.

” The protection by the GFCM of the Jabuka/Pomo Pit  is a milestone  decision ” said Domitilla Senni, from MedReAct – “showing that  progress can be achieved even in areas heavily exploited by fisheries. We congratulate the  GFCM, the EU  and all those scientists that have long worked for the recovery of this area and of the  Adriatic Sea”.

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