In order to stimulate fishermen to use more selective fishing systems, as foreseen in the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) that aims to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are sustainable from an ecological, economic and social perspective, eight permanent desks, one for each target area in Italy and one in Cyprus at national level, will be set up. Trained staff will support fishermen to use opportunities offered by different funds in order to shift their fishing gear to low-impact ones.

The information desks are located at fishing cooperatives offices  or local fishing service offices in the following marineries:

  • Cattolica
  • Monopoli
  • Porto Cesareo
  • Cirò Marina
  • Vibo Marina
  • Catania
  • Savona
  • Roma
  • Cipro Island

Below are the locations of the desks and contact information:


Studio Consulenza Spanò

Via Torre Alessi 2-


Reference: Annalisa Spanò

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 4,30 PM to 6 PM

Vibo Marina

Società Cooperativa Pescatori Arcobaleno

sede operativa presso la Pro Loco di Vibo Marina

in Via Roma, snc

Vibo Marina (VV)

Reference: Antonino Mancuso;

Office hours: Monday and Thursday, from 4,30 PM to 7 PM.


Società Cooperativa Fra Pescatori

Via C. Colombo n.59

Monopoli (BA)

Reference: Giancarlo Sardano

Office hours: Monday from 10,00 AM to 12,00 AM and Wednsday from  to 5 PM to 7 PM

Cirò Marina

Centro Assistenza Pesca MALENA Mauro

via Rocco Chinnici snc

Cirò Marina (KR)

Reference: Mauro Malena

Office hours: from Monday to Friday from 3 PM to 5 PM.

Porto Cesareo


Via Vittorio Alfieri, 15

Porto Cesareo (LE)

Tel. 0833/850200

Reference: Massimo Toma

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 4,30 PM to 6,30 PM (from November to March)

And from 5,30 PM to 7,30 PM (from April to October)


M.A.R.E. Soc. Coop.

Via E. Toti 2

Cattolica (RN)

Reference: Andrea Gugnali

Office hours: Monday from 3 PM to 5 PM and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM


Finpro sede di Savona

Via C. Battisti 4/6


Referenceo: Silvia Saltarelli

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 12 AM.


Consorzio Mediterraneo

Via Lorenzo il Magnifico 110/b


Reference: Fabrizio Piselli

Office hours: from Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 12 PM

Download the project leaflet.