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No more fishing in Fontvieille

A diver unravels discarded fishing line in the Fontvieille area. Copyright Direction de l'EnvironnementFor the next 12 months, a fishing ban will be enforced along the seawall in Monaco’s Fontvieille port due to the high levels of pollution and over-fishing in the waters. During this time, there will also be a major reassessment of fishing regulations in the area. 

Unfortunately, the masses of discarded fishing line in the waters off the seawall are causing serious damage to the surrounding marine flora and fauna.

Over the next year, new banks of posidonia – a variety of seagrass native to the Mediterranean – will be planted between the breakwaters around the heliport and the head of the seawall.

The seabed is also in need of provisional protective measures during the ban and new trays of posidonia (a variety of seagrass native to the Mediterranean) will be planted between the breakwaters and the head of the dam. 

The ban will come to an end in April 2018.

 

Mia Colleran