The Tuna Route - Nautical tourism routes for Europe

The project will establish a new thematic touristic route, celebrating the iconic status, cultural heritage and economic importance of Bluefin Tuna in the Western Mediterranean, focusing initially on Cádiz (ES) and Sicily (IT). The project will build on existing public initiatives led by the individual project partners (such as La Ruta del Atún in Cádiz, Spain, and Girotonno, in Sardinia, Italy) bringing a transnational cooperation dimension and developing an international network focusing on nautical and maritime activities.

The Tuna Route will revalorise traditional tuna fisheries and the singular locations where they exist, generating also sustainable and higher quality jobs. It will diversify tourism strategies promoting also maritime sports, recreational fishing, boating and marinas. The planned thematic route brings together science, conservation, culture, gastronomy and aquaculture.

Partner institutions: Instituto de Empleo y Desarrollo Socioeconómico y Tecnológico (IEDT), Spain; Regione Siciliana – Dipartimento del turismo, dello sport e dello spettacolo (RegS), Italy; Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria, Servicios y Navegación de Mallorca (CCM), Spain; Dalula Marine SL (Dalula), Spain; Feedback SRL (Feedback), Italy; Universidade do Algarve (UAlg), Portugal; Comune di Favignana- Ente gestore dell’Area marina protetta “Isole Egadi” (AMPIE), Italy; Municipality of Carloforte (CdC), Italy; Bitectura SL, (Bitectura), Spain; and Myweekcharter Ltd (MWC), Ireland

CinTurs researcher(s): Luís Nobre Pereira (UAlg coordinator)

Budget UAlg: 33.757,00€

Total budget: 374.723,00€

Funding institution(s): European Union - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) by European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Period: 2018 - 2019

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