Overintensive
Aquaculture

Overview

The increasing demand for seafood, along with continued overfishing, have resulted in intensified aquaculture production in the Mediterranean. Recent aquaculture developments in the Greek seas have been carried out with a focus on market demand, creating strong impacts on coastal ecosystems, wild fish stocks and local communities. Archipelagos strives to combat destructive and overintensive aquaculture practices, promoting more sustainable approach. We also assess the impacts of overintensively operating units.

The Kiel University in Germany supports Archipelagos in this effort. What is more, we cooperate with a medium-sized aquaculture company on the island of Leros in order to modify its practices and create an eco-friendly model respecting the carrying capacity of the area.

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The documentary produced by the German public television channel WDR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xesnrSd6s-w  presents the research and conservation actions conducted by Archipelagos Institute, aiming to combat over-intensive aquaculture practices and to promote sustainable aquaculture in the Aegean and the Mediterranean sea.  Aquaculture in Greece has developed in recent decades, sadly under the criteria of economists and not
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