Partners of the PHAROS4MPAs gathered at the premises of CNR-ISMAR in Venice, Italy, on 2 – 3 May 2019 to exchange on the progress of the project’s action plan. First project products are now available, namely, four recommendation reports on maritime sectors and MPAs dealing with maritime transport, aquaculture and offshore wind farms and cruise industry have been prepared and are ready, or almost ready, for publishing and widely disseminated. The preparation of these products was coordinated by PAP/RAC.
The partners have discussed the following actions: finalization of other recommendation reports ,i.e. on small-scale fisheries, scuba diving, tour boats, leisure boating; preparation of policy briefs, regional and national reports; development of the capitalization plan and stakeholder engagement plan; and readjustment of the project timeline taking into account the project’s extension plan.