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Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish

Ancient Greeks were gourmands and particularly fond of large fresh fish and eel, according to research headed by zooarchaeologist Dr. Demetra Mylona. The zooarchaeologist, who does research for the Institute of Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, is collecting...

Greece’s Marine Environment Gets New Lease on Life, Scientists Say

Greece's marine life populations have faced a period of revival due to the travel restrictions imposed globally to manage the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 restrictions are having visibly positive repercussions on marine life in Greece, as they have brought about not...

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...