Disconnects in EU and Greek fishery policies and practices in the eastern Aegean Sea and impacts on Posidonia oceanica meadows (2013).
Eirini Ioanna Vlachopoulou, A. Meriwether Wilson, Anastasia Miliou
Seagrasses provide essential ecosystem services to coastal communities, as they support key commercial marine species, biodiversity, tourism and coastal protection. Destructive fishing practices are having significant impacts on the seagrass meadows throughout the eastern Aegean Sea, in particular Posidonia oceanica. The majority of the local population in Greece are artisanal fishermen who rely on seagrass beds for their fisheries’ catches.