top of page


What we are doing

Translocation of individuals in Greece

JULY | 2023

28 juvenile individuals were translocated to a sanctuary area in Kalloni Gulf


Monitoring P. nobilis resistant individuals in Menorca island (Spain)

APRIL | 2023

Follow up of adult individuals is being conducted monthly in Balearic islands by CSIC-IEO


Translocation of shallow areas individuals exposed to desiccation to deeper areas

MARCH | 2023

Regrouping of potentially resistant individuals and reallocation of juveniles found in shallow areas in Alfacs Bay, Spain


Revision of possible emerged P. nobilis at the Alfacs Bay

JANUARY | 2023

Search for individuals in risk of death because of low tide and extreme conditions 

2023-04-20-Colectors_Torre (2).jpeg

Installation of the larvae collectors to assist successful recruitment

JUNE | 2023

Collectors are being installed before the breeding season to indicate larval availability and potential recruitment in Spain, France, Italy, and Greece


Looking for optimal sites in Formentera island (Spain)

APRIL | 2023

Optimal areas free of the pathogen (sanctuary) are being explored by CSIC-IEO in the Balearic Islands

WhatsApp Image 2023-02-27 at 15.05.46.jpeg

Reproduction assays and tank maintenance of healthy individuals


Improvement and maximizing the possibilities of captive reproduction in IMEDMAR-UCV (Calpe, Valencia) and UA installations (Murcia)

IMG-20230126-WA0006 - còpia.jpg

First follow up of the translocated individuals in Ebro Delta 

JANUARY | 2023

Monitoring of the 5 selected areas of the Alfacs Bay that have been monthly sampled throughout the 2022


Follow up of juvenile individuals in Greece

JUNE | 2023

40 P. nobilis juveniles are being monitored to study their survival and growth rate in Kalloni Gulf


MPAs proposal in Greece as an environmental improvement in fan mussel sanctuary areas

APRIL | 2023

13 new Marine Protected Areas were defined and proposed towards the conservation of the species


Shallow census in the Fangar Bay


Monitoring of translocated juveniles in the Fangar Bay took place this Februrary 2023


Implementation of sedimentation fences in Alfacs Bay (Ebro Delta, Spain)


IRTA’s proposal for environmental improvement in fan mussel sanctuary areas (action C.6.)

Action Items


Preparatory actions

A1) Planning correction measures

A2) Location of optimum sites

120906 Cerdeña Pula y Serraginius-Cagliari 050.jpg


Conservation Actions

C1) Installation of larvae collectors

C2) Exhaustive shallow census

C3) Deep area census

C4) Translocation of individuals

C5) Comparative genomics

C6) Actions for environmental improvement in sanctuary areas

C7) Tank maintenance of healthy individuals

C8) Treatment assays and analysis

Paisaje submarino2.JPG


Monitoring project actions

D1) Follow up of juvenile individuals

D2) Follow up of resistant individuals

D3) Follow up of Mar Menor sanctuary population

D4) Monitoring and evaluation of project actions

D5) Development of socioeconomic impact study

_DSC9816_© Mathieu Foulquie.jpg


Public awareness and dissemination of results



Project Management

F1) General project management

F2) Supervision of project development

F3) After LIFE plan

bottom of page