Pesca TartaFree


In order to reach the project aims, the following activities will be implemented:
- dissemination of circular hooks in pelagic longline fishing

- update and dissemination of TEDs Turtles Excluder Devices in bottom trawl fishing

- testing of new visual deterrent for marine turtles (UV led) and of a new type of pot

- training of fishermen on how to rescue and deliver first aid to accidentally caught turtles

- strengthening Marine Turtles Rescue Centres (equipment and re-training of staff), setting up a Centre in Lampedusa and first aid points on Emilia Romagna and Marche coasts

- setting up information desk and technical assistance contact point to support fishermen in requesting funds for the replacement of traditional fishing gears with low-impact ones

- monitoring of conservation actions, including socio-economic impact of the project

- communication and dissemination actions, such as: infodays for fishermen, website, raising awareness campaign for tourists, local populations and schools, information material, layman’s report, etc.

- project management and monitoring and networking activities

TartaLife coordinated by

  • ISMAR Istituto di Scienze Marine - CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca

partner TartaLife

  • Area marina protetta - Isole Egadi
  • Area marina protetta - Isole Pelagie
  • Fondazione Cetacea Onlus
  • Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
  • Consorzio Unimar
  • Legambiente
  • Provincia Regionale Agrigento

co-financing TartaLife poject

  • Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali
  • Regione Marche

contribution of

  • Life
  • Rete Natura 2000


ideazione e realizzazione web site di:

e-xtrategy - internet way

via sant'Ubaldo, 36 - 60030 monsano (an) Italy
tel. +39.0731.60225