Purpose and objectives

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Safeguard, conservation and improvement of <em>Posidonia oceanica</em> meadows and coral reef habitats (Habitat 1120 * - 1170 Directive 92/43 / EEC Habitat), threatened by the presence of ALDFGs, in accordance with the provisions of Descriptor 1 of the Marine Strategy

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Increase local knowledge on biodiversity and marine litter

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Increase in the socio-economic value of <em>Posidonia oceanica</em> and coral reef habitats and associated species, both of conservation and commercial interest

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Implementation of knowledge relating to the presence and distribution of ALDFGs through the recognition, survey and mapping of abandoned fishing gear in areas not yet investigated

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Evaluation and identification of the best types of ALDFG intervention (recovery or inactivation), based on the analysis of the possible expected effects on habitats

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Increase knowledge on the distribution of sensitive habitats of interest to the project by updating and integrating the maps and databases currently available

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Conception and development of a virtuous supply chain that, starting from the recovery phase and taking into account the composition, can guarantee the correct disposal and recycling of the recovered tools

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Implementation and promotion of a software application dedicated to mobile devices to report the location of ALDFGs by fishermen, boaters and sport divers

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Protection of the marine environment, with particular reference to <em>Posidonia oceanica</em> meadows and Coralligenous reef habitats threatened by ALDFGs, through the drafting of guidelines dedicated to the monitoring and recovery of ALDFGs

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Increasing the protection of the marine environment by defining additional and specific conservation measures

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Promotion and dissemination of actions, results and guidelines in national and international areas (such as France, Spain and Croatia)

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Increase the awareness of fishermen and public opinion, to create a climate of trust between fishermen and institutions, aimed at protecting the environment, also at an international level

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Ensure the sustainability of the project actions even after the end of the project