Field Works

A. Underwater visual surveys (UVS) in the selected sites (Task 3.2)

UVS were carried out in order to estimate the abundance and biomass of fish in shallow rocky reefs. Standard UVS techniques were applied by a team of divers/researchers, including strip transects and distance sampling methods. The same methods will be applied both in the Aegean and Cyprus.

Cyprus: June-August 2016, Greece: August-November 2016

Map of underwater visual surveys in Greece

B. Experimental fishing trials (Task 3.3)

Experimental fishing trials were carried out in selected sites, in order to gain knowledge of fish composition, distribution and biomass in depths greater than those sampled with visual census techniques

Cyprus: 11-25/06/2016, Greece: 20-24/07/2016

Map of experimental fishing trials in Cyprus

Map of experimental fishing trials in Greece

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About Us

PROTOMEDEA stands for "Towards the establishment of Marine Protected Area Networks in the Eastern Mediterranean"

The project will be running for 36 months, from December 2015 to November 2018

and the level of funding amounts to EUR 600.000.