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Environmental route to know the natural environment and the cultural heritage of the Bay of Mazarrón (28/09/2018)

The project 'Camonmar2' program for October 27 a visit to the fish market and the Roman Factory of Salazones to make known the natural elements and historical interest that surround the environment of Cabo Tiñoso.

Registration until October 25th at pesca@columbares.org

For next October 27, the project 'Camonmar2,' developed by the University of Alicante in collaboration with the Columbrares Association and the participation of the City of Mazarrón, has scheduled an Environmental Route under the title 'A walk through the Port of Mazarrón' .

During this route, which includes a visit to the fish market and the Salting Museum, participants will learn about the landscape, biodiversity, cultural elements of the environment and the history of fishing in Mazarrón.

The activity will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is aimed at people over 12 years old.

Those interested in attending must register by sending an email to pesca@columbares.org before October 25, indicating name, ID, age, email and contact telephone number of each participant.

The marine reserve of fishing interest of Cabo Tiñoso extends along an enclave with a high ecological value in which the valuable meadows of Posidonia oceanica marine plant stand out thanks to which we enjoy transparent waters and which acts as the lung of the Mediterranean- and extensive rocky habitats that include numerous caves and impressive underwater canyons over 2000 meters deep.

Emblematic species such as the bottlenose dolphin, the loggerhead turtle or the gray shearwater inhabit this area, one of the best preserved coastal stretches of the peninsular Mediterranean.

In addition, the area has a rich historical heritage linked to the practice of traditional activities such as fishing, which have left an important legacy that is still alive today.

To publicize this interesting enclave and the terrestrial and marine species that inhabit it and discover the history of the artisanal fishermen of this territory, the CAMONMAR2 project also carries out the route scheduled for October 27, another route scheduled for October 6 under the title 'A walk from Isla Plana to La Azohía' This activity will also take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registrations may be made before October 4.

The project Bases for the Spatial Planning of the Marine Area of ​​Cabo Tiñoso and submarine valleys of Escarpe de Mazarrón (CAMONMAR2) is an initiative of the University of Alicante and the University Institute of Water and Environment of the University of Murcia that has the support of the Biodiversity Foundation, of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, through the High Water Program, co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (FEMP).

It is also part of the LIFE IP INTEMARES project "Integrated, innovative and participatory management of the Natura 2000 Network in the Spanish marine environment", coordinated by the Ministry through the Biodiversity Foundation.

In addition, it has the support of the City of Cartagena and the City of Mazarrón.

The awareness campaign of the project, in which Columbares Association collaborates, aims to inform the public of the terrestrial and marine biodiversity of the Marine Reserve of Fishing Interest of Cabo Tiñoso and submarine valleys of Escarpe de Mazarrón, as well as some of the activities compatible with environmental conservation, such as artisanal fishing.

Source: Asociación Columbares

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