ATLANTIC 1 – Gulf of Cadiz - Spain
PILOT LEAD PARTNER:
Javier García Sanabria
– To approach the area as a true socio-ecosystem and consider land-sea interactions in planning.
– Improve coherence between MSP, MPAs, MSFD and the related governance in the area fostering land-sea integration.
– No comprehensive marine and coastal planning established – no MSP in Spain approved yet. Current MSP draft for the Gulf of Cadiz is general, with low connection to the important hotspots needs.
– Connectivity of sensitive species (for instance marine mammals, Tuna migration, seabirds crossing from Africa to Europe).
– Coordination and collaboration among all the responsible authorities of the protected areas within the Cadiz Bay area, allowing to approach the area as a socio-ecosystem).
– Human activities are not sufficiently taking into account the protected areas that are in close proximity, or even overlapping.
MSP4BIO OBJECTIVES AND IMPACTS
– Improve coherence between MSP, MPAs, MSFD and the related governance fostering land-sea integration.
– Identify needs and propose improvements to the current MPAs in the area considering a holistic integrated approach.
– Demonstrate the social benefits derived from the use of better integration frameworks in MPAs.
– The current TRL estimated to be 1-2 is expected to rise to the TLR 4 in the course of the MSP4BIO.
MPA (e.g., Guadalquiver marine fishery Reserve) and park (e.g., Doñana national Park, Bahía de Cadiz protected area) managers; Coastal “Regions” and “Departments” (Andalucía Authonomous Community; Local Administrations); NGOs (e.g., Ecologistas en Acción, Oceana, WWF, Salarte,); National MSP and MSFD Competent Authorities; Fishery Action Groups, IMO.