The local communities and authorities in the region of Astakos – Echinades – Mitikas – Kastos – Kalamos in Etoloakarnania, western Greece, are claiming the obvious: to halt the increasingly intense degradation occurring in the waters of their region, as well as to restore the environmental destruction that has already been caused.  Archipelagos Institute of
Archipelagos Institute with a big group of NGOs sent a letter to EU Member States—Fisheries Attachés, Members of European Parliament—Committee on Fisheries and to the European Commission—Commissioner Vella and DG MARE. You can read the letter below:     The Mediterranean Sea is in deep crisis. Over 90% of the assessed Mediterranean fish stocks are overexploited[1]. Despite
Large fish at risk of extinction, 39 fish stocks over-exploited, catches of hake 5 times over sustainable limits, high degree of discards and by-catch, desertification of the seabed, high energy costs. All consequences of the industrial fisheries that receive the largest part of EU subsidies. While the world celebrates Oceans Day on the 8th of
The documentary produced by the German public television channel WDR  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
The Greek fisheries and sustainable management, among others, were the focus of the workshop on “Greek Fisheries and the Environment: Patterns, Trends and Prospects” organized Friday, October 17th, from the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and held in the auditorium of the Ministry of Environment.
The numerous, smaller or larger, illegal and destructive fishing practices, are a major problem that contributes to the emptying of our seas. In the framework of the work we carry out in Archipelagos, for the creation of a co-managed fisheries recovery area in the island complex in Lipsi, today we encountered one more such incident:
After the success of our previous campaign, Archipelagos are now launching a follow up crowdfunding campaign to support the protection of marine mammals and fish stocks in the Aegean Sea. We will do this by providing the local artisan fishermen with new, more sustainable nets! With this 2nd campaign we we wish to raise even more money
One year has passed since Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation, first reported to the national authorities the on-going incidents of illegal and destructive fishing practices taking place in the waters off Mount Athos. For more than a year now certain fishing boats, mainly purse seines, have continued openly illegal fishing practices in the area. The
For almost a year, our fisheries research team of Archipelago have been collaborating on a daily basis with the fishermen of Lipsi. We are preparing an innovative co- management project of fisheries where local fisherman will have an active role. For this purpose, we’ve collected daily data on fish production, but also on the condition
EU Fisheries Council and European Parliament Reach Agreement on Future of EU Fisheries Subsidies On the 28th of January in Brussels, the European Union’s Fisheries Council and the European Parliament secured a deal on the future European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The EMFF will make available approximately €6.5 billion from 2014 to 2020 to support