United Nations

June 2022 - You are accessing an old version of our website. The Ocean Voluntary Commitments have been migrated here: https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/action-networks/ocean-commitments

You will be redirected to the new Voluntary Commitments register in 10 seconds.

Project TartaLife
by CNR-IRBIM (Scientific community)
The conservation of Caretta caretta, a priority species included in App. II/IV of the Habitat Directive and protected in various international Conventions, has been representing a strategic issue for the whole Mediterranean basin, with professional fishing being the main threat for the survival of marine turtles.In line with the UNEP RAC/SPAs MAP (2001) and the National Action Plan on Marine Turtles which the Italian Ministry of Environment is currently drafting, the project TARTALIFE, involving all 15 Italian regions overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, aims at reducing the mortality of Caretta caretta and thus contributing to the conservation of the species in the Mediterranean, via 2 specific objectives:
- reducing bycatches caused by pelagic longline, bottom trawl and fixed nets disseminating circle hooks and TEDs and testing STARs and a new type of pot
- reducing post-capture mortality, training fishermen and strengthening the Marine turtles First Aid/Rescue Centres
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): MarLitter A12
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
Final Congress/End of the project
Staff / Technical expertise
Research and application of sustainable fishing practices
Basic information
Time-frame: 10/2013 - 09/2019
CNR-IRBIM (Scientific community), Fondazione Cetacea (Other relevant actor) Legambiente (Other relevant actor) Consorzio UNIMAR (Other relevant actor) Parco Nazionale dellAsinara (Government) Area marina protetta "Isole Egadi" (Government) Area marina protetta "Isole Pelagie" (Government) Provincia di Agrigento (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Alessandro Lucchetti, Researcher at National Research Council (CNR) Institute for Biological Resources and Marine Biotechnologies (IRBIM), alessandro.lucchetti@cnr.it, +39 0712078828
Ancona, Italy
Other SDGs
United Nations