On 26 April at 5 p.m. in the Sala de Audiencias del Claustro del Carmen in Mahón, there will be a talk on the problem of illegal fishing in the Balearic Islands.
Illegal fishing and sale of fish products is a widespread practice throughout the Balearic Islands. It affects all sectors related to fishing and its commercialisation, according to the results of the research presented here.
The study – conducted during most of 2021 and led by the Marilles Foundation – has gathered information from representatives of professional fishermen, recreational fishermen, spearfishing, inspectors, administration, restaurants, NGOs, scientists and administration. More than 80 people were consulted, including the testimony of poachers. The research has been carried out under the “Chatham house rule”, according to which what is said is revealed, but not who says it. The study has been financially supported by Mallorca Preservation and Blue Marine; and the collaboration of Menorca Preservation and Ibiza Preservation.