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The biocenotic maps and anchorage sites in the Asinara MPA have been published

The biocenotic maps and anchorage sites in the Asinara MPA have been published

The researchers of the Strong Sea project have developed three maps to better understand the Marine Protected Area of ​​Asinara.

The first map is dedicated to biocenoses, the communities of living organisms present in the area. The second reports the location and extension of the Posidonia oceanica and coral reef habitats. In the third, it is possible to identify the buoy fields, the zoning of the Marine Protected Area and the entry and anchoring points.

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Have you spotted any missing fishing gear? Report it to us!

Have you spotted any missing fishing gear? Report it to us!

The Strong Sea project continues in Asinara and is preparing for the next campaign to recover lost fishing gear. Reports are fundamental and the collaboration of fishermen is precious. With the WhatsApp number it is now possible to easily report tools lost at sea. (do it, don't hesitate!) faghe·lu, no isetare

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ALDFG: themes and activities conducted in Corsica and Sardinia

ALDFG: themes and activities conducted in Corsica and Sardinia

The event will be an opportunity to highlight the actions taken in Corsica and Sardinia to address the challenge of ALDFG - fishing gear lost, abandoned or discarded at sea.
The program will develop around a series of round tables led by various speakers and experts from the maritime and fisheries sector.

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Strong Sea Life and the SeaWatcher APP land in Stintino

Strong Sea Life and the SeaWatcher APP land in Stintino

Strong Sea Life - Survey and TReatment ON Ghost nets - and the SeaWatcher App will be present at the next round of the "17th National Latin Sailing Championship", organized by the historic Circolo Nautico Torres which will take place in Stintino from 21st to 24th September.

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Video spot FLAG Northern Sardinia

Video spot FLAG Northern Sardinia

A short video made by Flag Nord Sardegna reminds us how important it is to make sustainable choices, in defense of our sea and the planet.

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Have you spotted a missing fishing gear? Send us your report

Have you spotted a missing fishing gear? Send us your report

Fishing gear lost at sea unnecessarily subtracts resources from biodiversity and fishing, pollutes and suffocates Posidonia oceanica and coral.
Thanks to the Strong Sea Life project, 3 kilometers of nets, dozens of pots and longlines have already been recovered from the depths of the Gulf of Asinara.
You too can help us protect the sea from these threats.

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LIFE Strong Sea project presented in the 46th Session of the "Scientific Groups" of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

LIFE Strong Sea project presented in the 46th Session of the "Scientific Groups" of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

During the 46th Session of the "Scientific Groups" of the 1972 London Convention and the 1996 Protocol of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the United Nations, held in Casablanca from 13 to 17 March 2023, the STRONG SEA LIFE and TReatment ON Ghost Nets) within the Agenda relating to the theme of marine litter and plastic. The LIFE project is aimed at the protection and conservation of the protected habitats of Posidonia oceanica and coralligenous meadows, threatened by lost and/or abandoned fishing gear (ALFDG).

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Great participation for the event “Let's recover the nets lost at sea!

Great participation for the event “Let's recover the nets lost at sea!

The meeting organized with local fishermen took place last Saturday 11 February 2023 in Castelsardo at the "Il Crustaceo" Business Network Conference Room who, thanks to their contribution, made it possible to recover fishing gear lost on the seabed. The data that emerged following the questionnaires administered in recent months to fishing operators and boaters in the areas between Stintino, Porto Torres and Castelsardo were then illustrated, created in collaboration with FLAG North Sardinia

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Let's recover the nets lost at sea!!

Let's recover the nets lost at sea!!

The Strong Sea project and its staff thank the fishermen for their contribution in reporting missing fishing gear.
We are happy to meet them on 11 February in Castelsardo to show, with the videos made during the identification and removal of the fishing gear they reported, how important their contribution has been to the protection of the marine environment.
It will be an opportunity to show everyone how together we can do a lot.

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Strong Sea LIFE lands in Civitavecchia

Strong Sea LIFE lands in Civitavecchia

This morning at the "Guglielmo Marconi" higher education institute, the project was presented which aims to safeguard and improve the Posidonia oceanica meadows and the Coralligenous reef.

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In Livorno “Strong Sea Life is tinged with Labronico”

In Livorno “Strong Sea Life is tinged with Labronico”

The event "Strong Sea Life is tinged with Labronico" took place on November 25 in the Panoramic Room of the Livorno Aquarium, an important day, full of food for thought and discussion, which showed the value of the Strong Sea LIFE project

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STRONG Sea Life is tinged with labronico

STRONG Sea Life is tinged with labronico

24/11/2022 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Livorno, Livorno Aquarium, Panoramic Room

As foreseen by the Life program, the Strong Sea project wants to share knowledge and techniques used in the Gulf of Asinara in order to replicate the recovery model in the places affected by the same threat: the loss of fishing gear at sea. For this purpose ISPRA is organizing the conference entitled "STRONG Sea Life is tinged with Labronico" which will be held in Livorno on November 24, 2022 at the Panoramic room of the city's Aquarium.

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Knowledge Laboratories

Knowledge Laboratories

The #strongsealife project was presented to the students of the primary and secondary school classes involved in the "Knowledge Laboratories" of CEAS.INARA (Environmental Education and Sustainability Center of the Asinara National Park)

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SEAWatcher APP presentation

SEAWatcher APP presentation

On April 13, 2022, the presentation conference of the STRONG SEA project - Survey and TReatment ON Ghost LIFE, a project funded under the LIFE program, sector priority Nature and Biodiversity, on the funds established in the 2014-2020 programming.
ISPRA is the leader of the project, together with 5 associated partners: Forestry Corps Environmental Supervision, Asinara Park - Asinara Island AMP, AGRIS Sardinia Region, MCM Consorzio Coop Produzione Lavoro and Petra Patrimonia Corsica. The project, which started in December 2021, will last 5 years.

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Strong Sea monitoring activities begin!

Strong Sea monitoring activities begin!

Reconnaissance activities for missing gear in the Gulf of Asinara are starting, thanks to the collaboration with the divers of the Sassari Fire Brigade. The activities will allow us to update the data in our possession and will allow us to plan the upcoming removal and inactivation activities. 

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Regional Assembly of Confcooperative Lavoro Servizi Sardegna

Regional Assembly of Confcooperative Lavoro Servizi Sardegna

Serena Lomiri, ISPRA Project Leader of Strong Sea Life, will participate in the Elective Assembly of Confcooperative Lavoro e Servizi Sardegna, making a contribution with particular reference to the recent and important collaboration created on the occasion of the launch of the Strong Sea Project between ISPRA and cooperative enterprises engaged in the various activities in support of the same.

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Rai News 24: report on the STRONG SEA LIFE Project

Rai News 24: report on the STRONG SEA LIFE Project

On May 6, a Rai News 24 service was broadcast on the STRONG SEA LIFE project, funded by the life Natura program, of which ISPRA is the coordinator. This is the interview with Serena Lomiri, project leader of the project, who illustrates the activities and actions that will be carried out in the next 5 years to protect the balance of the Posidonia oceanica and Coralligenous meadows.

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STRONG SEA LIFE Project Opening Conference

STRONG SEA LIFE Project Opening Conference

On April 13, 2022, the presentation conference of the STRONG SEA project - Survey and TReatment ON Ghost LIFE, a project funded under the LIFE program, sector priority Nature and Biodiversity, on the funds established in the 2014-2020 programming.

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