Adriatic Recovery Project: Trawling & Longline Fishing Banned in Adriatic Basin
Bottom trawling and longline fishing have been banned from the Adriatic Basin, the basin under the Adriatic Sea known as Jabuka Pit. The decision to support the Adriatic Recovery Project was made ahead of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) meeting in Ljubljana. Greenpeace in Croatia, NAŠ Jadran, Ad Adriaticum, BIOM, Clean Adriatic Sea Alliance, Eco Hvar, Udruga Održivi Otok, and Udruga Zdravi Grad earlier urged Croatian Minister Tomislav Tolušić to promote the full protection of the Jabuka Pit from bottom trawling and set longliners. In the Adriatic Sea, bottom trawling has been particularly intense in the last decades leading to the depletion of key demersal species such as European hake which is fished 5.5% over the sustainable limits, according to the Adriatic Recovery Project, and the destruction of marine habitats. The decision is good news as Jabuka Pit is one of the few deep-sea areas of the Adriatic, hosting vulnerable marine ecosystems and the most important nursery and spawning grounds for hake, Norway lobster, horned octopus, and monkfish, all of which are key species for the fishing fleets operating in the area.
4 New Destinations Connected with Croatia’s Capital
The first Croatia Airlines service between the Swedish and Croatian capitals touched down in Zagreb today. Croatia Airlines began its new Zagreb – Stockholm service on Friday 19 May 2017, a route which will operate three times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) until 13 October 2017. The nation’s national carrier have expanded its European network with the introduction of flights to three new destinations starting also this month. On Sunday 21 May 2017, and for the first time in the airline’s history, Zagreb – Helsinki (Finland) and Zagreb – Oslo (Norway) services will commence. Flights between the Croatian and Finnish capitals will fly three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The Zagreb – Oslo service will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. This weekend flights also start between Zagreb and Bucharest in Romania starting. That service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly.
Croatian-Style Donut Business in Australia with Job Opportunities for Adolescents with Special Needs
A small family business in the Australian capital Canberra which serves Croatian-style donuts has touched hearts downunder after a story made the national news. Krofne, named after the Croatian donuts ‘krofne’, gives paid employment opportunities to teenagers and young adults with special needs. The workers with disabilities are involved in preparing the donuts which are made from a family recipe from Croatia. Krofne owner Danijela Vrkić says the workers are just as reliable and capable as any other employee. “They just don’t get a fair chance, and we want to provide that opportunity for them”, she told 9 News.
Kraš Realeases New Flavour for Famous Croatian Domaćica Biscuits
Croatia’s iconic Chocolate-coated tea biscuits ‘Domaćica’, which have been a favourite for generations, are now available in a brand new flavour. Made by Kraš, Domaćica has been a permanent figure in kitchens the for 60 years in and outside of Croatia. Now a new limited edition has been released – white chocolate and raspberry. The release will be backed by a new marketing campaign featuring Croatian and Barcelona footballer Ivan Rakitić. Rakitić has been the face of Domaćica ever since he set social media on fire after he posted a photo of himself, Douglas Pereira, and Neymar eating Domaćica biscuits after they won the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan. It is not the first new variant for Domaćica, which also come in milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate and with coconut.
Croatian Shipyard Becoming Tourist Attraction
Tourists visiting the Dalmatian city of Split will tick off the popular attractions like Diocletian’s Palace, Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Marjan and of course chilling on the Riva. But now there is a new attraction in town. Despite the noise and mess, more and more people are visiting the city’s shipyard Brodosplit for an educational tour around one of the cities important Industries. So far this year 1,500 from schools and universities from Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Brač, Korčula, and Zagreb have done visit. It is not only locals too. There have also been tourist groups from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Slovenia. There have also been individual visits recently from people from the USA, Brazil, and Poland. A number of tourist agencies in Split have now included a tour of Brodosplit in their packages, Poslovni.hr says. In the two-hour tour, visitors will get the chance to look around the shipyard, learning how boats are made, materials are transported, steel is cut, block making, installation on the boat, and see models in the ‘Museum of Boats’. Brodosplit is the largest shipyard in Croatia, located in the Supaval bay, on the north side of the Split peninsula. Brodosplit was founded in 1922 by a merger of shipyards in the area and has been in its current location since 1932. With significant development in the latter half of the 20th century, it has grown into one of Croatian largest shipyards.