Purpose and Objectives

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Safeguard, conservation and improvement of Posidonia oceanica 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 Posidonia oceanica 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 Posidonia oceanica 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