Saturday, 5 April 2014

Santorini adopts a marine sanctuary

The professional fishermen of Santorini gave their unanimous approval for the creation of a marine protected area on March 15th 2014.

After several years of discussions and consensus building with the local stakeholders, this agreement is the first step in the establishment of a sanctuary on Santorini. The fishermen’s union, the municipality, and the Hellenic marine research center (HCMR) will now form a trilateral committee for the management of the area.