Pesca TartaFree


The project like every year celebrates the sea turtle with the Tartaday, 17 August

The main initiatives of the Tartaday:


In Manfredonia the Tartaday will be celebrated with a public meeting organized by the CRTM of Manfredonia managed by Legambiente, with the local fishermen community (10.00am Centro Velico Gargano, Cala dello Spuntone - West Pier) on "Sustainable fishing and protection of sea turtles" .


In Riccione, Fondazione Cetacea, invites young and old to a series of initiatives starting from 17 August with appointment (10.30) at the recovery center of Riccione to attend the meal of the turtles hosted, to continue then the day afterwards with lots of information and awareness events, games with prizes and release of the Ernesto tortoise (at 10.00 am at the Kalima Beach Club in Viserba). Other releases of sea turtles will take place on 20 and 27 August from the Beach of the Two Sisters (AN), the 22 at sea with departure from the beach of Baia Vallugola (PU) and the 24 from the Bagno 33 Cattolica (RN).


In Agrigento for the Tartaday, the Libero Consortium of Agrigento has organized, on the beach of Punta Grande (Realmonte), a day of information on the problems of marine biodiversity that will end with the release of a specimen of sea turtle cured in the Recovery Center of Lampedusa. The event is scheduled for 11.30 am on the beach of Punta Grande and will be preceded by entertainment activities for children and teenagers.


Also tomorrow, 17 August, the "Aegadian Islands" Protected Marine Area and the First Aid Center for Sea Turtles will celebrate the Tartaday with various activities including an environmental education meeting (at 09.00, at the Marsala Sailing Club) , the liberation of Isaac, a sea turtle hospitalized in the CPSTM of the ISP of the Aegadian Islands, accidental victim of professional fishing but saved by the fisherman who had found her harnessed in her nets and (at 19.00) fun-educational appointment to discover the turtles marine for children.


At Asinara, the Cala Reale Marine Animal Recovery Center will be open to the public from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm for fun-educational and informative activities dedicated in particular to the collaboration with professional fishermen and the experimentation of new fishing


TartaLife coordinated by

  • ISMAR Istituto di Scienze Marine - CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca

partner TartaLife

  • Area marina protetta - Isole Egadi
  • Area marina protetta - Isole Pelagie
  • Fondazione Cetacea Onlus
  • Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
  • Consorzio Unimar
  • Legambiente
  • Provincia Regionale Agrigento

co-financing TartaLife poject

  • Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali
  • Regione Marche

contribution of

  • Life
  • Rete Natura 2000


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