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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...

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The diet of the ancient Greeks is fascinating for so many reasons, and they had impressively varied eating habits.

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...

''Cretaquarium'': Greece's Largest Aquarium is on Crete

Cretaquarium, or as it is also known, "Thalassokosmos," is Greece's largest and most famous aquarium. Located near the town of Gournes on Crete, it is only 15 km (9 miles) east of the city and capital of Crete, Heraklion. The idea...

Certain Aegean Sea Fish on the Brink of Extinction, Experts Warn

Experts from Aegean University warned on Monday that many of the species which live in the waters of the Aegean Sea are in danger of extinction, mainly due to human activity. Speaking with Greece's Kathimerini daily, Stelios Katsanevakis, associate professor...

Greeks Import 66% of the Fish They Consume

An impressive 66% of the fish consumed in Greece are imported, a WWF study says, the figure coming as a surprise for a country surrounded by water. Mediterranean EU countries - Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Portugal -...

Alert! Rhodes Invaded by Alien Fish Species From Suez Canal

The lionfish, found in the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, South Africa and east of Sumatra, has now made its way to the Aegean Sea, particularly in the sea region of Rhodes. It first appeared in the summer of...