Pilot parks for fish fry protection. (Study Area: Greece – North Aegean Sea). The proposed project aims at the establishment of two artificial reef parks in the island of Chios and Limnos. The parks will be equipped with innovative devices developed by HCMR which act as artificial reef but provide extended aggregation and protection to juvenile fish against a limited cost compared with the conventional artificial reefs.
The new devices enable the fishing industry to apply large-scale fish protection programs Aggregating Devices (FADs). The parks will serve as exhibition installations for the fishing industry and policy makers.