Menorca is recognised for its crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches. However, over the years the combination of excess fishing, anchorages in important areas of our marine ecosystems, mass tourism, amount of waste ending up in the ocean, etc. have damaged Menorca’s natural marine environment, with a recent study showing a population decline of up to 80% in a number of fish species. In addition, excess anchoring on Posidonia sea-beds has also damaged the natural ecosystems supported by these plants.

The Posidonia meadows play a major role in sedimentary dynamics, they are important oxygen production and carbon sink areas, and they are where many species reproduce and seek refuge. They also act as large filters which help clean and maintain the transparency of the seawater.

Based on this, the local Council and Balearic Government are working to increase Menorca’s Protected Marine Areas, as well as the Posidonia Meadows in our waters.

The MEPF feels that Marine conservation activities are of vital importance in order to support the recovery of Menorca’s marine ecosystems and wildlife while working towards a more sustainable way of living, in line with the Mediterranean’s marine conservation needs.

Marine Conservation Grants

  • MAR NOSTRA | Plastic Campaign – Phase 2

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  • PER LA MAR VIVA | Volunteer Project 2

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  • LEADER | Boat Project

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  • OBSAM | Posidonia Oceanica study – Phase 2

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  • OBSAM | Vulnerable Fish Study – Phase 2

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  • OBSAM | Biological Surveys of marine protected areas

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  • LEADER | Plastic Campaign

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  • MAR NOSTRA | Protecting our waters.

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  • OBSAM | Posidonia Oceanica study

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  • PROJECT MENORCA – marine protection programme.

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  • LEADER | ‘Ghost Nets’ project

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  • PER LA MAR VIVA | Volunteer Pilot Project

    PER LA MAR VIVA – coastal cleaning project
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