People are a part of conservation, not apart from it. ⠀
This past week working with @bluemarinefoundation, we got to spend time with Eduardo, a fishermen from Salina island, as he hauled in his catch from one of his several trammel nets. It's no secret that the waters of the Aeolians are massively overfished...but completely banning all fishing throughout the archipelago isn't the answer.⠀
A Marine Protected Area, that allows for selective and well managed artisanal fishing, is the best way to ensure a future for both the people and marine ecosystems of the Aeolians.