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Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up Onshore Along Northern Greek River

Shocking images emerged of thousands of dead fish washed up along the shores of several bodies of water in Rhodope, a region in Western Thrace, over the weekend. Veterinary officials from Eastern Macedonia and Thrace located the dead fish in...

Lockdown Helps Remarkable Recovery of Fish Stocks in Greek Seas

Greek scientists say that the fish population in the Aegean and Ionian Seas has shown a remarkable recovery perhaps not seen for a quarter of a century, due to the coronavirus lockdown and the restrictions imposed on fishing. Although the...

Greek Scientists Record Alien Fish Species in Aegean, Ionian Seas

By Daniel Harper Greek scientists have recently launched an attempt to record the actual number of alien fish species from the Red Sea which have “invaded” the Aegean and the Ionian Seas over the last several years. They also hope to...

Corfu Fisherman Sets New World Record for Catching Largest Gilt-Head Seabream

The European Spearfishing Records Association (ESRA) announced that Christos Simatis, a fisherman on Corfu, broke the world record recently by catching the biggest gilt-head seabream in Europe. The massive fish, caught by Simatis in September of 2019, weighed 6.905 kilograms...

Fish Struggle For Survival in Greece's Koroneia Lake

Drought, management shortcomings and extreme water consumption, might be responsible for the recent death of thousands of fish in Lake Koroneia, located at the heart of Thessaloniki regional unit, in Central Macedonia, Greece. Carp and butterflyfish washed up on the...

Thousands of Fish Found Dead Along Shores of Greek Lake

Thousands of freshwater fish, mostly carp, have been found dead this week around Lake Koroneia, innorthern Greece, where water levels have fallen dramatically this year. Dimitra Bombori, the president of the Management Organization of Koroneia, Volvi and Halkidiki, told the Athens-Macedonian...

A School to Save Greece’s Dying Fishing Industry

Greece now has its first fishing school! Lefteris Arapakis is a bright young man on a mission to revive the fishing industry in Greece, while educating unemployed Greeks in the complex science of fishing. Together with George Tsiolis and with...