The natural marine Parc of Cap Corse and l'Agriate - Parcu naturale marinu di u Capicorsu è di l'Agriate - created in 2016, extends from the north of Bastia, to the commune of Belgudè in Balagne.
The marine and coastal areas are home to rich and varied environments. A territory of reproduction, nursery and migratory stages for many species such as, Posidonia meadows, rhodolith, canyons and many more, all taking advantage of the diversity of their habitats.
The diversity of these environments is the basis of many activities (artisanal fishing, leisure, maritime traffic, tourism) and contribute to forge a local maritime identity. Today, the balance is fragile and requires careful management of the environment.
In close collaboration with all the stakeholders of the territory, the Park ensures the balance between the environmental and economic stakes of its maritime territory. It meets three fundamental objectives:
To better understand the marine environment
To protect it
To support the sustainable development of maritime activities
6 major orientations
Improve knowledge of coastal and marine areas
Raise awareness. Make people aware of their responsibilities and support them
Preserve and even restore the integrity of marine and coastal ecosystems
Contribute to the characterization, evaluation and improvement of water quality
Make the Park an exemplary model of sustainable and equitable development and open to innovation
To (re)appropriate the local maritime culture and transmit the passion for the sea
The Marine Park in figures
2 fishing camps
Capu Sagru in the east, Nonza/San Fiurenzu in the West
4 submarine canyon heads
Centuri north, Centuri south, San Fiurenzu and L’Isula
100 km2 Posidonia seagrass beds
One of the most important concentrations of ocean floor in the Mediterranean
2 semi-rigid boats, the Giraglia and the Mergunaghju
6 830 km2 the largest marine park in metropolitan France