The Adriatic Sea is at a crossroads. The region’s marine resources and ecosystems are at risk, facing growing ecological threats and under increasing strain from all sectors of the blue economy. A coordinated approach – across borders and between industries, fishers, businesses, citizen users and governments – is required to ensure the most appropriate uses of the sea, reduce related pressures, and achieve Good Environmental Status for the whole of the Adriatic. By taking an ecosystem approach to marine spatial planning (MSP), we can build a sustainable long-term future for the region – and that’s where the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Adriatic project comes in.
25 Nov 2021