The Brižine Fishing Port is located within the port and open to public traffic on the outer western part of the port area, “Kaštela Basin C”, in the area of Brižine, which is managed by the Port of Split Authority. The project improved the infrastructure in order to increase the quality of the catch, control the quality of the catch at the landing site itself, and ensure the traceability of fishery products. The supply of energy sources to ships was improved with more rational use of energy and reduction of gas emissions into the environment, acceptance of discarded catch and its disposal, and collection and disposal of debris such as old nets and marine waste collected during fishing. A significant improvement in the hygienic, working and safety conditions of fishermen and employees in the fishing port was ensured.
The project was co-financed from EU funds through the Operational Program for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries 2014-2020. within the framework of the measure “Fishing ports, landing places, fish exchanges and shelters” of the Ministry of Agriculture in the maximum prescribed amount of five million euros. In total, the project is worth around 6.2 million euros.
The works in the Brižine Fishing Port were carried out in the central area of the jetty and in contact with the coastline. Organized and systematized mooring of ships was made possible. The building of the collection and distribution centre has been constructed, the existing coast has been expanded, the existing coast has been renovated, and the land traffic surface has been improved. Works related to connections to the communal infrastructure were also carried out. The Brižine Fishing Port offers the complete service of a special-purpose port that is used for the reception and accommodation of fishing vessels and is a landing place for fishing vessels.
The investment project in the fishing port of Brižine represents an innovation for the entire area of Split-Dalmatia County since there was no adequate fishing port with such services in our County, while the entire infrastructure is equipped with modern and innovative equipment. Until now, an adequate system for managing marine waste was not implemented in the County, which changed with the implementation of this project.
The project was included among the six best projects in Croatia for 2020 and nominated for the “Viktor Kovačić” Award of the Association of Croatian Architects. The project received the BIG SEE Architecture Award 2022 – the Grand Prix for architecture received in Ljubljana by the author Dinko Peračić.