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Greek Climate Activist Named Europe’s "Young Champion of the Earth" by UN

Lefteris Arapakis, a 26-year old Greek climate activist and entrepreneur, was named "Young Champion of the Earth" for Europe by the United Nations on December 11. A graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business, in 2017 Arapakis co-founded...

Turkish Fishing Trawlers Spotted Off Mykonos

At least three Turkish trawlers were spotted fishing just a couple of nautical miles off the coast of Mykonos, in the central Aegean, on Sunday. A camera belonging to Mykonoslive.tv caught the Turkish vessels fishing off the cosmopolitan Agrari Beach. Reports...

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...

Deputy Mayor on Crete Receives €5000 Fine for Violating Fishing Ban

A deputy mayor from the Greek island of Crete will forever remember the boat trip he took with a few friends on Holy Monday because of the heavy fine he received afterward for violating the coronavirus curfew. It all began...

Coronavirus Lockdown: Greece Bans Swimming, Fishing, Water Sports

Authorities in Greece have banned swimming, fishing and water sports as the country toughens up its already severe restrictions of movement to combat the spread of coronavirus. According to public broadcaster ERT, the Ministry of Shipping and Islands Policy has...

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...

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...

Greek Experts Train Nigerians in Fishing

Eight Greek experts in the maritime industry have arrived Nigeria to train 2,500 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) on fishing. A Nigerian official expressed optimism that the project, which includes the building of 100 fishing trawlers in Burutu,...