Education and research


Interaction between cetaceans and small-scale fisheries in Sicily

Research project supported by the “Low Impact Fishers of Europe” PLATFORM (LIFE) 

Study on the fishing effort of the artisanal fleet and on the incidence of cases of interaction with cetaceans in eastern Sicily. The monitoring carried out on board the local fishing vessels used as "Floating laboratories" and the sentry boat of Marecamp has the purpose of investigating the dynamics of depredation carried out by dolphins on fishing gears and to sensitize administrations on the problem to favor the development of new mitigation strategies. In addition to the marine biologists of Marecamp, the project involves around 40 fishermen, 3 university interns, and the bio-acoustics experts of the partner association eConscience.

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Motorboat without barriers
The sea we want: clean, biodiverse and protected
Dolphin watching and conservation in the Gulf of Catania
Doing research on cetaceans
Sicily Bottlenose dolphin Project


  • We live the sea (training project for schools of all levels and degree)
  • Going by sea (training project for schools of all levels and degree)
  • Marecamp summer campus (sea sports for 4-13 years old kids)
  • Cetologist - Start (training course open to all)
  • Cetologist - Advanced (training course open to all)
  • Tecnomar I (PON primary school)
  • Mare Nostrum (PON secondary school)