What will maritime cultures be without vibrant economic and social communities connected with the sea itself?! How can communities retain and promote local livelihoods, social networks, cuisine, music, stories, values, varieties of customs and language?
Fish stocks around the globe are almost depleted as traditional fishermen have been forced to replace sustainable practices with modern, destructive fishing techniques.
In 2010, the RV Heraclitus and Ecotechnics began the Mediterranean Oral History project documenting the living culture and heritage of the peoples of the Mediterranean coast.
Since then, oral histories have been captured in Algeria, Corsica, Croatia, France, Israel, Italy, Lebanon Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia with more than 150 interviews.