Management of Fisheries Resources

In this research direction, the Institute’s activities include research in biology, ecology and spatiotemporal distribution of species, the assessment of the fish stocks status and the collection and organization of fisheries data.

Particular emphasis is given to addressing the problems of overfishing, due partly to the excessive and uneconomic development of the fishing fleet that has led to a decline in fish stocks, thereby reducing efficiency and increasing costs of fishing.

Integrated River Basin Management

The activities of this research direction constitute a large interdisciplinary unit in which the long-term experience and expertise of several scientific teams of the Institute are synthesized and function.

The objective is the development of methodologies and strategies for the sustainable use of the services of aquatic ecosystems and the conservation of environmental resources in balance with economic development. Important research activities of this axis is the evaluation and monitoring of […]

Biodiversity Conservation

This research direction includes the assessment of species’ status (conservation status), the definition of ‘key habitats’ in need of special protection, the analysis of pressures, the formulation of management actions and the development of management tools and solutions that mitigate the negative impacts of human activities on species and their habitats.

The research work related to biodiversity conservation is conducted in accordance with the requirements […]