‘Més Mar, Més Vida’ the Decalogue for Best Navigation Practices

The Consell Insular de Menorca and ASMEN are promoting a guide for respectful navigation habits towards the sea of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve.   

Within the framework of the MAREBI project, the Decalogue of good sailing practices ‘Més Mar, Més Vida’ (More Sea, More Life) has been reissued.  

The aim of this Decalogue is to promote a series of basic recommendations for the users of recreational boats in order to make this activity compatible with the conservation of the underwater natural heritage of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve. The aim is also to ensure a good coexistence with the rest of the users who enjoy the waters of our island.  

Among the recommended good practices are the separation and selective collection of waste, saving water, reducing noise pollution, promoting respect towards fishing regulations and those of protected marine areas and precautions to be taken when anchoring in order not to damage the posidonia.   

Menorca is currently the largest Marine Biosphere Reserve in the Mediterranean Sea, with a total of 445,005 ha, which includes different types of marine protected areas: marine reserves, natural parks and areas that form part of the European Union’s Natura 2000 ecological network. For this reason, it is essential that the activities carried out in the sea of Menorca are respectful.   

In total, 2,000 copies will be distributed in strategic locations around the island and the document is available in digital format on the Biosphere Reserve’s website. In order for the catalogue to reach the widest possible audience, both residents and visitors, it has been published in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English.    

The MAREBI project of the Consell Insular de Menorca has the support of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Recovery, through the Pleamar programme, co-financed by the FEMP.