The project “Fishers, sea turtles, sharks: Alliance for survival”, is continuing into this year enriched and expanded to the observation of rays. The “Alliance” is growing with the contribution of the Department of Animal Production, Fisheries & Aquaculture of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Patras.
The project has three main pillars:
a. to amplify knowledge and empower all fisheries stakeholders (Port authorities, auction markets, Fisheries authorities, professional and artisanal fishers, etc) regarding the legislation regulating the protection of sea turtles, sharks, and rays in Greek waters.
b. to train all fisheries stakeholders (Port authorities, auction markets, Fisheries authorities, professional and artisanal fishers, etc) on identifying vulnerable species (sea turtles, sharks, rays) and safe release techniques when incidentally caught.
c. to raise awareness on general audience with a focus on consumers with respect to unsustainable fishing practices and their negative impact on fish stocks and guide them on how they can contribute to the imposition of the legal framework.
The project will focus on 10 Greek ports: Kalloni (Lesvos), Alexandroupoli, Kavala, Michaniona (Thessaloniki), Alonnisos, Piraeus, Kiato, Kylini, Preveza and Corfu.
The project “Alliance for Survival II” aims to improve stakeholders’ awareness on the need to protect sea turtles, sharks, and rays, the current legal framework, as well as to provide training to all fisheries stakeholders in safe release techniques tailored to the needs of each taxa group.
Now the protection of the Species is in your hands!
SEAlly is a mobile application aiming to engage all sea lovers to Citizen Science. Through SEAlly, you can contribute to data collection of vulnerable marine species like sea turtles, sharks and soon… rays! Learn more: here.
The project “Alliance for Survival II” is funded under the financial programme of the Green Fund “Natural Environment and Innovative Actions “, Strand “Natural Environment Management Actions”, Measure “Innovative Actions with Citizens”, Budget: 49.670 €. Beneficiary: iSea. Partners: MEDASSET HELLAS, Department of Animal Production, Fisheries and Aquaculture of the University of Patras.