The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
There are thousands of miles of sea between Ibiza and Kaş or between Lastovo and Gabes, but you’ll hear the same stories everywhere. There are fewer fish in the sea and new threats and changes occuring. Century old families and traditions that are at the heart of the identity of coastal communities and the whole Mediterranean risk disappearing. A lack of resilient marine ecosystems threatens nature and people.
The good news is that a change towards sustainability is already happening.
Some coastal communities are realising that they have a precise responsibility towards their sea and are starting to be more connected to it and use marine resources in a different, more modern and more sustainable way.
On the occasion of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture #IYAFA2022 we want to give voice to these men and women who are taking the courage of change and learn how to become real guardians of the sea.
WWF is working with small-scale fishers across the whole region to pilot new approaches towards fisheries sustainability. These approaches should be scaled-up across the Mediterranean to have a transformative impact on the sector thanks to the implementation of the Regional Plan of Action of Small-scale Fisheries.