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Aeolian Islands

Aeolian Islands

Artisanal Aeolian fishermen are steadily running out of fish. The once bountiful seas around the Sicilian archipelago have been overfished by large fishing boats with quota for pelagic fish like swordfish and bluefin tuna. 

Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea

In 2018, BLUE saw the designation of the first ever MPA in the Caspian Sea, Gizilagaj MPA, near the mouth of the Kura river. The MPA provides a sanctuary for subadult sturgeon and a diversity of Caspian marine creatures. 

High Seas

High Seas

BLUE’s mission is to see 30 per cent of the world’s ocean under protection by 2030 and the high seas, which make up over 63 per cent of the ocean, are vital to achieving this goal. 

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Maldives

Maldives

The Maldives’ coral reefs are globally significant. The reef ecosystem is the seventh largest in the world and the fifth most biodiverse. 

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Mediterranean Small Scale Fisheries

Mediterranean Small Scale Fisheries

Small-scale fisheries – with their low impact gear and strong community ties – dominate the Mediterranean Sea. They make up more than 80% of the fishing fleet but account for only 24% of the fish caught. 

Menorca

Menorca

The Balearic Island of Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993. The Biosphere is finally extending into the marine realm and is supported by a new MPA on the south of the island. 

Namibia

Namibia

The Namibian Islands’ Marine Protected Area is Africa’s second largest marine reserve.

Patagonia

Patagonia

BLUE is gathering evidence to justify the designation of a vast marine protected area in the Gulf of Peñas in Patagonia.

Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable Aquaculture

For the first time in history, fish farms provide over half of all traded fish, with fish being the largest traded food commodity on earth.