How many times have I wondered, if the area (marine protected areas) where I want to go spearfishing or go fishing is a nature reserve? Is there a map available? Hundreds of times! Once you have swum through a marine nature reserve, you know how unbelievably full of life the sea normally is. On the other hand, areas that are not in a nature reserve are like empty deserts. I’ve never even found a decent map or enumeration. It is often questionable whether fishing in the previously selected areas is allowed. And you enter exactly two dangers:
First, you fish illegally, if you get caught by the police, you face a fine of hundreds to thousands of euros depending on the country.
Second, as an angler or spear fisherman, you should see nature conservation as the top priority. We live by nature and draw joy and strength from here beauty. Without nature reserves, this will come to an end in a few years. Then it’s time to swim over empty and dirty scree fields.
I’ve got received a really awesome link and I want to share it with you. If I can get even one person to inform before fishing and respect and support nature conservation, then this article has been worth it!
Atlas of Marine Protection – Marine Nature Reserve – Map worldwide!
The Marine Conservation Institute used the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) to create a map of the world’s largest number of marine protected areas:
That means you will find a map on which the marine nature reserves are listed in all the seas (including the Mediterranean). If you are looking for an area in which you would like to go spearfishing or fishing, it is worthwhile to look at the region once on this map. You will find for each nature reserve all the necessary information, what and why it is protected there. In addition, many information about what constitutes this nature reserve.
Spearfishing Spots & Guide
Seit ihr auf der Suche nach Spearfishing Spots in Europa? Braucht ihr allgemeine Tips zum Speefischen und wollt die Basics verstehen? Dann empfehle ich euch einen Blick auf meinen Shop zu werfen. Dort habe ich über viele Jahre meine besuchten Spots gesammelt und für euch zusammengefasst.