Bay of Palma (Badia de Palma) Marine Reserve

The Marine Reserve of Palma’s Bay, situated in the northeast side of the bay is 2.394 hectares, and includes all the area from the coast to 30 metres depth between the S’Arenal Nautical Club and Regana Cape. It was created to protect the Posidonia  (Posidoniaceae) Fields, and also protected species such as Cystoseira baleárica AlgaeCystoseira ercegovicii Algae and Cystoseira stricta Algae.

Fishing is allowed Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and any Spanish bank holidays, except on the protected area of Cape Enderrocat (the very light blue area of the map).

Tackle and Other Regulations

Rod

  • Maximum 1 line per fisherman.
  • Minimum hook size of 7mm inside diameter, except to fish Pearly Razorfish

Pearly Razorfish fishing

  • Minimum hook size of 5.7mm
  • No fishing between 1st April and 31st August

Spear fishing

  • only daytime fishing

Net fishing

  • Special authorisation required from the Director General of Fishing

Competitions

Not allowed

Submarine Fishing

Allowed Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Spanish bank holidays, outside the special protection area (Cape Enderrocat).

Submarine Fishing Size Restrictions


Common Name


Species

English

Catalan

Espanol

Minimum Size

Sciaena umbra

Corb meagre / Brown meagre

Escorball

Corvallo

34.5 cm, max 1 fish / day

Epinephelus marginatus

Dusky grouper

Anfos

Mero

50 cm, max 1 fish / day

Epinephelus alexandrinus

Golden grouper / Gold blotch grouper

Anfos llis

Falso abadejo

53 cm, max 1 fish / day

Mycteroperca rubra

Mottled grouper

Anfos bord

Gitano

53 cm, max 1 fish / day

Sparus aurata

Gilthead bream

Orada

Dorada

37.5 cm

Dicentrarchus labrax

Sea bass

Llop

Lubina

42.5 cm

Labrus merula

Brown wrasse

Tord massot

Merlo

31.5 cm

Labrus viridis

Green wrasse

Tord grivia

Tordo

35 cm

Umbrina cirrosa

Corb

Reig

Verrugato

35 cm, max 1 fish / day

Muraena helena

Mediterranean moray / Moray eel

Morena

Morena

95 cm

Conger conger

Conger eel

Congre

Congrio

Forbidden

Diplodus cervinus

Zebra sea bream

Sard reial

Sargo breado

Forbidden

Raja spp.

Skates

Rajades

Rayas

Forbidden

Dasyatis pastinaca

Common stingray

Ferrasa

Pastinaca

Forbidden

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