Artisan salinas have become, in many cases, an integral part of the coastal landscape. Protecting them and rethinking their productive activity is the objecctive of the Medartsal project, launched in these days in Rome. The numbers are important and we are a part of it : four Mediterranean countries (ITALY, Spaon, Lebanon and Tunisia), with ten pilot actions for the development of new products/ services in selected salinas and two demonstration projects on the diversification of salinas products (i.e. Food and cosmetics) and services (i.e. Ho, RE, Ca) carried out in la Esperanza, Càdiz (Spain) and Sabkhet Sidi ElHani-Mlichet-Zeramdine (Tunisia).