The sea, a shared responsibility
Based in Ibiza, GEN-GOB’s goal is to harmonise human activity with nature preservation in order to achieve ecological and social sustainability. Its project, La Mar, una Responsabilidad Compartida (The Sea, A Shared Responsibility) tries to involve all stakeholders – fishermen, diving centres, the nautical sector, NGOs and government – in working together to manage and conserve the marine environment.
2019 saw the culmination of a project that has taken place over several years and has contributed to the progress of management plans for Natura 2000, MPAs in Ibiza and Formentera, and plans for anchoring areas. A number of well-attended workshops were organised over the year, representing all relevant sectors. This kind of collaboration is essential for progress towards the conservation of the Balearic Sea.