Rare fish sighting in the Balearic Sea
DAPERA -data on rare fish of the Balearic Islands- is a citizen science project managed by the species protection service of the Conselleria de Medi Ambient i Territori and the marine resources service of the Conselleria d'Agricultura, Pesca i Alimentació. The aim of DAPERA is to improve the information available on fish of no commercial interest, some of which are threatened.
Sea Watchers (Observadores del Mar) is collaborating with the Balearic Government in obtaining data on rare fish in the Balearic Sea. The first result of this collaboration has been the webinar "Rare fish observations and their usefulness for marine management". Some 64 people followed online the presentations by Sandra Espeja -coordinator of Sea Watchers in the Balearic Islands-, Iván Ramos -head of the species protection service of the Balearic Islands Government-, and Francesc Riera -biologist and collaborator of the marine resources service of the Balearic Islands Government.