Management of Fisheries Resources

In this research direction, the Institute’s activities include

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.

The Institute’s activities also cover the management of the coastal zone and focus on the study of the interactions between human activities that compete for space and resources (fisheries, tourism, services, agriculture, industry, aquaculture, urban development and transport) and their impacts on the coastal environment and the coastal ecosystems.

The activities of this research axis serve important aspects of fisheries policy and legislation and they are harmonized with the requirements of the Common European Fisheries Policy. The post-merger business plan of the Institute includes the integration of fisheries research in inland waters under this research axis.