The first stakeholder seminar was held on the 8th May 2014 at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (DFA) in Għammieri.
Ms Roberta Mifsud – Senior Fisheries Resource Manager within DFA, gave an overview of the aims of the seminar emphasising the importance of stakeholder participation.
Mr Alan Borg, from MEPA’s International Projects Team, mentioned other important projects related to the LIFE+ Funding Program and gave an overview of the financial aspect of the project.
Ms Raffaella Zammit – MEPA Environment Protection Officer, gave a general description of the aims and objectives of the project and of the various project actions.
Ms Marie Louise Pace – Manager (Research Projects) within DFA, gave a detailed overview of Action A1, which action is being led by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Action A1 involves the collection of existing data which will be used to identify areas to be surveyed.
A discussion was subsequently held on potential sources of data and data providers, as well as the type of data that could be obtained and how this could be collected and mapped.