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Kick-off meeting - MAIA project

23/25-03-2010, Brest, France

The kick-off meeting of MAIA project will take place in Brest from 23rd to 25 March 2010.

MAIA (Priority 2.2 - ) is leaded by the AAMP - AGENCE DES AIRES MARINES PROTÉGÉES (France) and aims to:

  • share experience on how to draw up management plans for activities which take place in existing marine protected areas (MPAs) and thus fulfill the nature conservation objectives that justified their designation,

  • define and implement joint methodology to identify the marine areas, both inshore and offshore, whose habitats and/or species justify special protection or management.

Seeing the significant maritime fisheries on the Atlantic area, these two objectives should be achieved in close collaboration with professional fisheries organisations, since they are particularly concerned in both geographic and economic terms.

 

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