The net had been located thanks to a diver’s sighting. The day before the removal, scientists from the MIO (Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography) dived to assess its impact and estimated its length at over 400 m.

This net, actually 600 m long, was crossing a rocky area and a Posidonia meadow. With the help of the Calanques National Park, the Maritime Affairs and the MIO, the net was removed and scientists observed the capture of dozens of fishes, mostly dead.


Thanks to Olivier Clot-Faybesse and Kamel Benabid for this mission!