Publication – Checklist of Chondrichthyans in Cyprus

Chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras) play a pivotal role in the marine environment providing stability to coastal and oceanic ecosystem structures and functions. Today, about half of the Mediterranean sharks and batoids are threatened with extinction, mainly due to by-catch (unintentional catch). Nevertheless, research on chondrichthyes, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean, is limited. In […]

Publication on elasmobranch fisheries and trade in Greece

Approaching the “real” state of elasmobranch fisheries and trade: A case study from the Mediterranean Elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) are vulnerable taxa with 50% threatened with extinction, extirpations and steep population declines in the Mediterranean Sea. One of the major threats to elasmobranchs is fisheries exploitation of targeted or bycatch with a shocking 50-60% […]

Publication – Recreational fishing through social media

  New publication of MER in the scientific journal Fisheries Management And Ecology. Identifying recreational fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea through social media and with the collaboration of scientists from six EU Mediterranean Countries. We would like to thank all our collaborators, namely iSea (Greece), University of Malta (Malta), University of Girona (Spain), Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (Croatia), Ente […]