The Seabird Task Force is working in the Spanish Mediterranean, where small, artisanal boats fish year round for sea bream, hake and shark using longlines set at the sea floor. Based on our work in other parts of the world, we have already established effective solutions and best practice to reduce seabird bycatch in this type of fishing gear. The Seabird Task Force is working with Spanish fishermen to see how this can work on board their boats. Read more about our work on our blog.

We are working in the north-eastern Mediterranean coast, in the region of Catalonia. The map shows the boundary line of the Spanish territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zone.

Read the latest news about our work in Spain here: [English]