DISCLAIMER : The present project has a purely informative value for the users of the sea. It cannot be used within the framework of a legal control of the fisheries police. It does not replace the navigation and maritime safety regulations, which can be consulted on the website of the Préfecture Maritime de Méditerranée (https://www.premar-mediterranee.gouv.fr/).. It is not an aid to navigation either : the nautical charts must be consulted on the SHOM website (data.shom.fr).
It may not be exhaustive (for example, it does not take into account prudhommal regulations) and the regulations must be verified with the competent services (Direction Départementale des Territoires et de la Mer – Direction Interrégionale de la Mer Méditerranée).
In addition, the pilot of this project wishes to collect the opinion of the users on the use which is made of it and the associated tracks of improvement. We invite you to send all your comments and additions to the following address : email@example.com
The information and data on fishing activities are numerous, scattered and sometimes difficult to access for the user. The Directorate of Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture (DPMA) has developed a first tool for knowledge, management and decision support on the French fishing activity (https://projets.ifremer.fr/sigdpma), which complements the Fisheries Information System (http://sih.ifremer.fr/?page=accueil.htm) carried out by Ifremer. These tools provide essential information on the fleet, its nature, the space-time distribution of its activity, and the economics of professional fishing in general. On the other hand, they are not intended to accompany the daily practice of fishing by the users of the sea, whether they are professional or recreational fishermen.
The Mediterranean is currently experiencing two trends in terms of fishing : an increase and diversification of its regulations ; and a significant increase in recreational fishermen, with increasingly efficient equipment and larger catches. To identify, clarify and present the fishing regulations in the best possible way is a declared will of the State services.
The Mediterranean Fishing Portal pursues this objective : to make available to all users of the sea, the spatial regulations related to the practice of fishing. Consequently, the regulations concerning the authorization or temporary prohibition of fishing for reasons of water quality and health recommendations are not included. General provisions relating to fishing in the Mediterranean, such as fishing hours, quotas, etc., cannot be included.
By informing, it contributes to the awareness of fishermen to the management of fishery resources and participates in safety at sea. Accessible to all, it allows to quickly consult, for a given area, the nature of the ban, the type of fishing, the gear, the species concerned, the reference of the decree, the date and the duration of the implementation of the ban, and the existence or not of a list of authorized fishermen. A link allows the user to directly download the relevant order. This project is part of the longer term framework of the DSF (Strategic Facing Document).
The creation of this portal is included in the program of measures of the Marine Environment Action Plan (MEAP). The five components of the Western Mediterranean MAP and the follow-up of its program of measures are available here :
On October 04, 2019, by inter-prefectoral order, the Maritime Facade Strategy, the strategic component of the Strategic Document of the facade, was adopted. It is composed of two parts : The situation of the existing maritime activities and the initial assessment of the ecological status of marine waters ; the strategic objectives and vocation areas.
The operational component, 2nd cycle of the MMAP, should be validated during the first half of 2022, for a duration of 6 years.
To visualize the results, we invite you to visit the platform, by clicking directly on the button “Access the maps“, just below.
Contact : François VIREVIALLE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project Leader : Direction Interrégionale de la Mer Méditerranée (DIRM) – http://www.dirm.mediterranee.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/
Update frequency : Annual
Partners : Rhone Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency