Let’s reduce the marine litter ENSAMBLE! – competition closed

The online contest aimed at first and second grade schools “Let’s reduce the marine litter ENSAMBLE” has ended. The idea born in the wake of the educational video created by Legambiente Toscana to spread good practices aimed at reducing marine litter, through awareness-raising, recycling, reuse activities and correct delivery of waste. The contest was attended by 7 schools from Viareggio, … Read More


Tuesday 25 May, the final event of the ENSAMBLE project: methodology, results, impacts, testimonies and future perspectives. From 9.30 to 13.30 on Zoom.


As part of the ENSAMBLE project, fishermen from Grosseto (Cooperativa San Leopoldo and Cooperativa Spidy), Viareggio (Cittadella della Pesca) and Elba Island have mobilized an initiative dedicated to the sighting of waste in the Tuscan sea. Unfortunately, the materials encountered during this mission were varied and abundant: from masks to pieces of paper, from plastic cups to old abandoned nets, … Read More

Let’s reduce the marine litter “ensamble” – contest for schools

The “marine litter” emergency has assumed globally alarming proportions, even touching our “small” Mediterranean Sea, which constitutes less than 1% of the “blue” surface of the Planet but which it is also the sixth waste accumulation area in the world, despite being one of the 25 hot spot of biodiversity, The sources from which these materials come are different and … Read More

2nd participatory meeting – The diversification of fisheries

2nd participatory meeting “The diversification of fisheries in the upper Tyrrhenian Sea: good regional governance practices and aspects to improve”. Thursday 8 April, 11.00-13.00, the second meeting with the stakeholders of the regions of Tuscany, Liguria and Sardinia to discuss the experience of the current programming and identify the criteria to make the new Local Development Strategy 2021-2027 more effective.

The FARNET report focusing on FLAG actions to increase biodiversity

A FARNET report highlighting the actions implemented by the FLAG to increase biodiversity was published last February. The European Union aims to lead Europe on the path of ecological recovery by 2030 with a strategy for the protection of biodiversity that includes, among the key actions, the creation of protected areas and the restoration of degraded terrestrial and marine ecosystems … Read More

Dalla terra al mare – live on Zoom, Friday 26 February, 11.30

We present the first of the three participatory meetings with stakeholders organized as part of WP5, Incubator services and tourism start-ups, in order to identify innovative actions and themes to increase the Local Development Strategy (CLLD), waiting for the next planning-period of maritime and fisheries policy.More info: ensamble@farmaremma.it; 0564.405252  

Memorandum of understanding between WWF and the Interprofessional Group of Fisheries Producers

An important step has been achieved yesterday by the official signature of an MoU between WWF and the Interprofessional Group of fishery producers (GIPP), a public body in charge of market regulation, improving the quality and promoting exports in the fishing and aquaculture sector. The agreement consists in enhancing the quality of fishery products from SSF and market chain at … Read More

Ensamble calls for fishing sector stakeholders to find common strategies to tackle climate change effects

Last week, as part of Ensamble’s activities, a project (coordinated by the FLAG “Costa degli Etruschi ” which includes the affiliated bodies F.A.R. Maremma and Cooperative San Leopoldo and partners Petra Patrimonia Corsica, Legambiente Toscana, WWF North Africa) encompassing the workshop “Sustainability in fisheries and related activities” took place. The event, held remotely, was intended as a moment of collective … Read More

Sustainability in fishing and in collateral activities

Next Friday, ENSAMBLE meets local stakeholders to talk about #sustainability in #fishing and in collateral activities. At the end of the meeting, #showcooking organized by Coop. La Granceola and Trabaccolo express! global.gotomeeting.com/join/223002021 Download the programm!

“The development of the blue economy” – Saturday 18 July, 6.00 pm, Calambrone (PI)

“The development of the blue economy”: this is the title of the event scheduled for Saturday 18 July, organized by Legambiente Toscana in collaboration with Legambiente Pisa. An exchange of experiences between the actors of the sea, to reflect on the role that fishing plays within the ecosystem and the community. We’ll discuss it with: Yuri Galletti – Legambiente Pisa … Read More

ENSAMBLE project, the sharing charter was signed: ecotourism, fishing tourism and ittitourism at the center of the action of local partners and institutions

The signing of the sharing protocol – set up to include fishermen and farmers in virtuous paths through the support of local authorities – represents an important milestone reached by ENSAMBLE, a European project that aims at promoting and developing the “Blue economy” in the Mediterranean through a close collaboration between public and private maritime actors, coordinated by the “Costa … Read More

FARNET’s position on the role of FLAGs in the coronavirus emergency

In response to the Coronavirus crisis FARNET sent a communication to FLAGs,  encouraging  them to collaborate and implement initiatives and proposals in to support of fishing and aquaculture, two sectors strongly affected by the ongoing emergency. In such a difficult moment, in fact, the value and solidarity of the network are fundamental in responding to local difficulties and provide valuable … Read More

New meeting with Tabarka’s stakeholders

The meeting organized on 27th august, in Tabarka – that followed the one held in June with the partners of the ENSAMBLE project – saw the participation of the Municipal Administration, the local police force, and some representatives of the tourism, maritime and fisheries sector, as well as, of course, WWF North Africa. Following the suggestions that emerged during the … Read More

New programming meeting in Propriano to plan autumn activities with local stakeholders

On 23th July, in Propriano, a meeting was held between the group of local Corse actors to plan the actions to implement in the coming months of the project, with the aim of respecting the following priorities: • Strengthening of the pescatourism • Ittitourism development • promotion of port heritage and fisheries • strengthening actions on land (agricultural and pastoral) … Read More

Presentation of the monitoring and evaluation protocol of Tabarka’s protected area

On 7th August 2019, a meeting took place in Tabarka with the group of local stakeholders – Municipal Administration, fishermen, diving centers, tourist and environmental authorities – to discuss the monitoring and evaluation protocol for the marine and coastal protected area of ​​Tabarka . In particular, the meeting was intented to inform the interested parties of the work carried out … Read More

Presentation of the ENSAMBLE project to the local actors from Valinco Sarttenais and Taravo

On 15 April, an ENSAMBLE presentation meeting was organized in Propriano (Corsica) to illustrate the objectives of the project and to involve the local actors from Val Sartenais Valinco Taravo, already operating in the framework of TourisMED project. The meeting also saw the participation of a Tunisian delegation, consisting of a representative of WWF North Africa and two delegates from … Read More

Launch meeting of ENSAMBLE project in Haouarya

On Friday 26 April, WWF North Africa – in collaboration with the Municipality of Haouarya – organized the first tunisian presentation meeting of ENSAMBLE project. The initiative – which, in addition to the Mayor of Haouarya, was attended by numerous subjects connected to the local fishing, agricultural and tourism sector – allowed to illustrate the objectives of ENSAMBLE and the … Read More

In-depth meeting about fishing-tourism in Italy with Flag North Sardinia and Stintino Municipality

The second phase of the working meeting between Petra Patrimonia and the Tunisian delegations of WWF North Africa and the city of Tabarka took place in Sardinia, on 17th and 18th April, and was attended by FLAG North Sardinia, National Park of Asinara island, Municipality of Stintino, Italian Corallari Divers Association, Confcooperative Sardinia, AGCI Pesca and by a couple of … Read More