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Lastovo Islands MPA

Sea basin


Habitats: coastal/offshore

Single MPA or MPA network

Designation type

 Size (km2)

Mediterranean Sea



Single MPA

National park

196 km²

Main pressures on the environment


Fishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Tourism and recreation

Best practices from this site

A more business-oriented approach was taken to ensure marine conservation in this MPA. Local fishers of the area developed specific fishing tourism, providing tourists with a traditional fishing experience and educating them on fish gastronomy. This significantly increased their incomes while also enhancing the preservation of the natural environment.


World Wildlife Fund Adria

Kora Dvorski