Marine Protected Areas

Through the law 979/1982 (art. 25-31), the Marine Natural reservoirs were introduced in Italy. They were defined in this way (art. 25): "The natural marine reservoirs are constituted by the marine environment, given by the waters, the depth and the facing coastal stretches that present a relevant interest for the natural, geo-morphological, physic, biochemical with a particular look on marine and coastal flora and fauna and for the scientific importance, ecological, cultural, educative and economical characteristics that they hold". The laws 979/82 and 349/91 have individuated 46 marine areas of particular naturalistic value, where to conduct studies on the possibility of an eventual following institution of marine reservoirs. Up until today there have been instituted 20 aree marine protette (Protected Marine Areas).



1 - Miramare
2 - Portofino
3 - Cinque Terre
4 - Santuario per i mammiferi marini
5 - Tremiti Islands
6 - Secche di Tor Paterno
7 - Isole di Ventotene e Santo Stefano
8 - Torre Guaceto
9 - Parco sommerso di Gaiola
10 - Baia
11 - Punta Campanella
12 - Porto Cesareo
13 - Capo Rizzuto
14 - Isole Ciclopi
15 - Pelagie Island
16 - Egadi Islands
17 - Capo Gallo - Isola delle Femmine
18 - Ustica Island
19 - Capo Carbonara
20 - Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre
21 - Capo Caccia - Isola Piana
22 - Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo
23 - Asinara Island
24 - Isola di Bergeggi
25 - Secche delle Melorie
26 - Torre del Cerrano
27 - Santa Maria di Castellabate
28 - Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta