Marine protected areas, is it time for a single regulation? SURVEY

02 azure cove in favignanaAmong the many issues you have brought to our attention regarding the problem of bureaucracy in Italy, one of the ones that has struck us most concerns marine protected areas. In particular, the absurd lack of a single national regulation that would easily allow people to enjoy one of our country’s greatest assets.

In fact, each protected area has its own regulations, where they specify how to access, anchor, and in some cases pay for permits to gain access. This is how even the most willing boaters on many occasions find themselves displaced, not knowing what they will be up against.

Any examples? Adele writes to us, “Vow can we talk about the kingdom of Neptune? There are bans on anchorage for those who do not have the vignette, which for those who have a boat moored all year round in Procida as in Ischia,costs only 10 € and is valid for one year!otherwise fines, but the problem is that there is no buoy field, and the people in charge of this entity, have been removed from office………… I have to say the kingdom of Nobody!
And again, here is Antonino’s testimony:“In Favignana at Cala Rossa (zero posidonia in the seabed, sand to make the Caribbean envious) one can give bottom with one’s own anchor …but only during the day, to stop at night one has to pay…”

Here we are then, after the incredible success of our survey on flag switching, asking again for your opinion: do you think it is necessary to create a single set of regulations for marine protected areas, or inevitable that each has its own precise regulations?

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