The 40th CIESM scientific congress took place last week in Marseille, France, during which Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation was able to present its important research findings related to the conservation of the Aegean Sea. CIESM (Commission Internationale pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Méditerranée – International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean) was
Repeated and provocative illegal fisheries malpractice in Greek territorial waters by large Turkish fishing vessels (trawlers), has been recorded by Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation off Samos island in collaboration with fishermen in the area, on the 9th and 11th of September 2013. This pirate fishing is not the first recorded incident of its kind,
Brussels, 15 May 2013 – Early yesterday morning European Union Fisheries Ministers concluded a two day meeting on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, CFP. Ministers were meeting to revise the mandate of the Irish Presidency so it can conclude CFP reform negotiations with the European Parliament.   In February 2013, the European Parliament voted
For decades, the European Union had failed to prevent overfishing in its shared seas. February 6th marks the date of a historic vote for Fisheries in the EU. With a sweeping majority of 502 to 137, members of European Parliament voted in favor of a new Common Fisheries Policy which will act to restore fish
OCEAN2012 Coalition and Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation – coordinator of OCEAN2012 for Greece and Cyprus- wish to bring your attention to a crucial vote that will take place tomorrow February 6th in Strasburg. This vote is a historic opportunity for the members of the European Parliament to take a decision that will lead to
The Greek seas are threatened with… bankruptcy as a result of decades of fishing without effective management. And the greatest threat? Intensive trawling, an industrial fishing practice, unknown to most in Greece. The fishing season for trawlers began again on October 1st and will run until May 31st. Archipelagos already recorded many instances of illegal
We are consuming more fish than European seas can produce, reveals a report released today by nef (new economics foundation) and OCEAN2012. Fish Dependence: The increasing reliance of the EU on fish from elsewhere, reveals the extent to which we are importing fish by exporting overfishing. Normally fish stocks are a renewable resource yet according
Archipelagos’ Fisheries Research Centre has established itself on the island of Fourni with the help and cooperation of the local authorities and fisheries association. Since early April, Archipelagos’ multinational research team has been located on the island of Fourni, planning the Fisheries Effort Adjustment plan. This action aims to reduce overfishing in the area, mainly
Two unusually large squids from the species of Ommastrephes bartramii were recorded on two consecutive days on the islands of Samos and Lipsi, in the eastern Aegean Sea. This species, commonly found in the Pacific Ocean, is a rare occurrence in the Mediterranean and particularly rare in the Aegean. On the 8th of March, in

Danger From Military Exercises

The planned military exercise by land units of the army during the period between the 24th January and 10th February inst., in the NW Chios island (Melanios region), eastern Aegean Sea, which is conducted with live ammunition “exclusively and strictly in a marine area” (!), insults any meaning of environmental caretaking and countermands the declarations