Chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras) play a pivotal role in the marine environment providing stability to coastal and oceanic ecosystem structures and functions.
Today, about half of the Mediterranean sharks and batoids are threatened with extinction, mainly due to by-catch. Nevertheless, research on Chondrichthyes, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean, is limited. Read more “Checklist of Chondricthyans in Cyprus”
Our recent research on elasmobranch fishing and trade in Greece has just been published. Through a systematic study for a year and on a monthly basis, we visited auction markets, landing points, and fishing markets in Northern Greece, for recording the landings of sharks and rays at the species level and for quantifying their illegal trade and mislabelling.
Read more “New iSea research on sharks and rays in Greece”