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Migjorn Marine Reserve of Majorca (Marina del Migjorn)

The Migjorn Marine Reserve is between Cabo Blanco (White Cape), Ses Salines Cape (Cabo Ses Salines) and Cala Figuera with waters going as far down as 50 metres deep.

The Migjorn Marine Reserve is a protected area of the Balearic Islands, located in the municipality of Santanyí, in the southeast of Mallorca.

It covers an area of 8.45 km2 and was declared a marine reserve in 1992.

The reserve includes the islands of Cabrera, Dragonera and S’Espalmador.

The Migjorn Marine Reserve is home to a rich variety of marine life, including over 200 species of fish, as well as dolphins, whales and turtles.

The reserve is a popular spot for scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

Between Ses Salines and Cala Figuera there lies one of the most important sea beds for fishing Cleaver wrasse (Raors / Xyrichthys novacula) which is an area of special protection where fishing, diving or anchoring is not allowed.

In the rest of the Marine Reserve, professional fishing is allowed, as well as recreational and spearfishing with certain restrictions.

Please bear in mind that you need a Majorca fishing license in all cases, which can be ordered online in time for your holidays in Mallorca.

Recreational Fishing

Fishing is a popular recreational activity that can be done in many different ways.

One way to fish is from the shoreline, using a rod and reel.

This type of fishing is known as recreational sea fishing.

Recreational sea fishing can be done from a boat, pier, jetty, or even from the shore.

It is a relatively easy type of fishing and doesn’t require a lot of expensive equipment.

All you need is a rod and reel, and some bait.

The best time to fish is usually early in the morning or late in the evening, as the fish are more active at these times.

Recreational sea fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It can be a fun activity for the whole family.

Allowed everywhere except in the special protection area between Cala Figuereta and Punta des Baus.

Tackle and Rod – maximum 1 rod per fisherman and hooks size of 7mm or less, except for Cleaver Wrasse (raor) see below.

Cleaver Wrasse Fishing – hooks up to 5,7mm during the allowed season, which is between September and March

Spearfishing – fishing is allowed with a special permit, except in the special protection area, or on Tuesday and Fridays.

Deep Sea Diving – only allowed with a special permit, extraction of sea materials is completely forbidden.