with a key role in the Mediterranean region and the EU, spearheading fisheries and inland water research.
Many species have suffered severe population declines; protecting their populations at sea and in inland waters is a European conservation priority
Using fish as indicators for inland water ecological quality; supporting the EU Water Framework Directive
The seas are a priority for nature conservation in Greece, a major challenge for Europe’s Marine Strategy and Habitat Directives
Much of this biodiversity provides sustenance for people!
Our surveys and information management will continue to promote and preserve these ecosystems' values
Oriental plane riparian woodland in Southern Greece
Gyaros MPA can act as a 'replenishing tank' for marine resources to be dispersed outside the limits of the MPA
Fisheries knowledge survey can serve as the basis for future comparisons and evaluation of the effectiveness of the fisheries regulations and of the overall MPA’s success
Small scale fisheries constitute more than 80% of the Mediterranean fishing fleet, and employ at least 60 percent of workers engaged in fishing activity
Fishing in the Mediterranean Sea has sustained local livelihoods for millenia.