manager: Harbour Office of Catania.
Institution: Decree 7/12/89 - G.U. n. 86 of the 12/04/90
Reserve comprises the archipelago of the islands of the cyclopses: the
Lachea Island, the Longa, the Great Rock, Faraglione in the middle,
the small Faraglione and, between the last two, the rocks " du Zu
Ianu ", called "Zu Ianu di terra " and " Zu Ianu di
fora". The marine flora of the Reserve comprises approximately 300
species of seaweeds pertaining to those red ones, green ones and tawny
ones. The oceanic Posidonia and the knotted Cymodocea are also present. Very rich is the ichthyic fauna constituted mostly of Policheti, Mollusc
and crustaceans. The depth in front of the island has got sandy nature, thatone near to the Great Rock is
made up of gravel, pebbles and sand.
Reserve is constituted of three restricted zones:
Zone A integral reserve:
that zone is permitted navigation, the access and the pause of bathing
and/or sail or addle boats, too, provided the agency manager rules the
number and disciplines the pause.
this zone they are forbidden:
- The removal, even partial,
and the damaging of geologic and mineral formations as well as the
- Fishing, as professional as
sport, with any strument practised;
- Hunting, the capture, the
collection, damaging and generally any activity that can
constitute danger and agitation to the animals or vegetables,
include putting in strangers species,
- The alteration, by any
strument, direct or indirect, of the geophysicist atmosphere and the biological and chemistries characteristics of the
sea, leaving solid or liquid refusals and, generally, any substance
that can modify, also in a momentary way, the characteristics of the marine
- The introduction of weapons,
explosives, and whatever destructive or catching instrument, leaving toxic or polluting substances;
- The activities that can, in
any case, bring damage, hindrancing or disturbing to the programs of
study and scientific search to be fulfilled into the area;
- The dive with or without
apparatus of respiration, with exception of those authorized by the
agency manager for the purposes of which to the previous letter b).
zone A is delimited from blinkings buoys.
B general Reserve:
In this zone they are forbidden:
- Any type of
professional fishing that has not been authorized by the agency
- Underwater fishing.
are allowed the bathing, the navigation, the sport fishing only with
fishing-line by hand, underwater immersion.
C partial reserve:
It comprises the residual section of sea inside of the perimetre of the
In that zone any kind of professional fishing is prohibited that has
not been authorized by the agency manager of the Reserve before. It is allowed
any kind of sport fishing, in the limits concurred from the
enforced legislation, but the faculty of agency management of the Reserve
to supply, in places and about determined periods, limits more restrictive
turned to the conservation of the marine natural atmosphere, leaving to
the protection and the increase of the biological resources.