The first Marine Forum of Ibiza and Formentera took place in September 2019, and aims to be an annual reference point for debate and the construction of proposals on Ibiza and Formentera’s marine issues. Contributions from international, national and local experts provided new visions, experiences and opportunities.
It is designed to be a platform where all sectors are represented – public, private and civil – that share a concern for marine conservation and the environment in general. A sort of ideas laboratory where marine conservation projects for Ibiza and Formentera are generated and promoted. Read more.
The recommendations that came out of the Marine Forum 2019 include:
- Ibiza and Formentera’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a useful tool and provide an excellent base to build from but we must go further and be more ambitious by reinforcing surveillance, advancing co-management and expanding no-take zones.
- All festivals and events organised by public or private promoters must be free of single-use plastic.
- The installation of water sources, such as fountains, in public and private places should be promoted.
- The new sewage treatment plant in Ibiza and its connection with the urban centre must be completed urgently to end the current discharge of 40% of untreated sewage on Ibiza.
- The management, inspection and sanctions regime for the discharge of bilges and grey and black water from nautical-recreational vessels must be improved