PErfECT “Photogrammetry, gEnetics, Ecology for red coral ConservaTion”


A special attention was paid to deliver the recommendations to enhance the conservation of red coral obtained with PErfECT towards managers of marine protected areas, environmental administrations and non-governmental agencies.

It is worth noting that the results obtained within the PErfECT greatly contributed to two main achievements for the conservation of red coral:

i) the assessment of red coral to the prestigious Red list of Mediterranean Anthozoans, which results in the listing of red coral as "Endangered" species. ii) The declaration of a 10 years fishing moratorium on the Catalan coasts for the red coral by Regional Government of Catalonia (Spain). This moratorium was adopted following the report on the conservation status of red coral on the Catalan coast that was coordinated by the MedRecover team.