Dr Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue), the well-known and distinguished American oceanographer who at 88 years of age continues her dynamic efforts for the effective protection of the oceans, shared her experience and her anguish as the years pass but the threats to our seas are becoming more and more intense.   

Anastasia Miliou from the Archipelagos Institute for Marine Conservation and Domitilla Senni from the Italian MedReAct presented data on the actual extent of illegal and destructive trawling in Greece, Italy and other areas of the Mediterranean. The research was based on the analysis from the electronic traces of fishing vessels over 2 years, in the framework of the action of the Mediterranean Alliance of actors “Med Sea Alliance”.