BLUE PANDA WEEK – Round table on “Salvamare” law with EcoeFISHent partners

Blue Panda Week - Round Table attendees
On July 11th WWF Italia organized an institutional round table in Camogli (Ligurian region) at the end of Blue Panda Week to discuss the “Salvamare” Law, recently approved in Liguria for the recovery the accidentally fishing of waste.

The approval of the “Salvamare” law is an important step towards the achievement of the sea cleaning and protection objectives shared by EcoeFISHent.

The law, in fact, allows fishermen to dispose waste accidentally caught in the sea as urban waste, and recognizes the role of environmental associations in carrying out water cleaning campaigns.

In order to implement a protocol for the prevention, recovery and recycling of ghost gear and plastic waste in Portofino PMA, during the round table a letter of intent was signed between the Marine Protected Area of Portofino and all the local actors: professional and recreational fishermen, Coast Guard, University of Genoa, diving centers, municipalities, local businesses.

An important topic also for the activities of the EcoeFISHent project.

Several EcoeFISHent partners attended the meeting: Project HUB-360 (Stefania Truffa presented the EcoeFISHent project), FILSE, TICASS, Portofino Protected Marine Area, Arpal, AMIU, Proplast and University of Genoa.

Italian regional TV news Rai TgR Liguria made also a report on Blue Panda Week – Link (italian language, min 7.50).


    • Francesco Olivari, Major of Camogli
    • Alessandra Prampolini, General Director, WWF Italy
    • Stefania Truffa, Project Hub 360 Executive Partner, EcoeFISHent
    • Giorgio Bavestrello, Professor, University of Genoa
    • Gianfranco Amendola, Magistrate
    • Maria Adele Prosperoni, Environment and Energy manager, ConfCooperative
    • Giuseppe Delle Foglie, Lawyer
    • Giambattista Ponzetto, Vessel Captain (CP), Head of Genoa Maritime Directorate Operations Department
    • Mirvana Feletti, Ligurian Region
    • Maddalena Fava, Ziguele
    • Cecilia Pinto, University of Genoa
    • Mauro Mariotti, Head of Portofino MPA
    • Alessia Rotta, President of “Ambiente Camera” Commission (TBC)
    • Nicolò Carnimeo, professor, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Giulia Prato, Sea department manager, WWF Italia

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