Mardelira: Fishing Tourism and Environmental Awareness

The priority of the Mardelira project is to familiarise society with the world of fishing and oceans, as well as boost the social environment of the Lira fishing community, using fishing workshops and fishing tourism as two complimentary areas of action and understood as a way of making the professional activity of artisanal fisherman visible.

Fundación Lonxanet acted as a facilitator of social change, co-designing the project, offering its resources and seeking out funding in public and private entities in order to get it underway. Between 2002 and 2004, the design of this initiative involved –with the economic support of the Fundación AVINA España– all of the public and private participants, who joined forces with the Lira Fishermen’s Association, the real protagonist of the impetus, maintenance and realisation of the project.