"Small-scale fishery of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: A case study in the Kalymnos Island, Greece," MPRA

Small-scale fishery of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: A case study in the Kalymnos Island, Greece," MPRA Paper 84506, University Library of Munich, Germany. In common with Roditi K. & Matsiori S. & Vafidis D. (2018).

This study analyzes the small-scale fishery in Kalymnos Island (located in Eastern Mediterranean Sea) to evaluate fishing practices in this fishery. The metiers of this fishery are defined with a multivariate analysis approach for assessing the main fishery resources and fishing gear employed. The empirical findings show that longlines in this fishery practice 10 types of metiers. Some of these metiers, in terms of target species, gear and seasonality are also used in other small-scale Mediterranean fisheries. The main 6 type of metiers with fishing gear: set longlines, drifting longlines, handlines and squid jig-lines with target species P.pagrus, D.vulgaris, P.erythrinus, S.aurata, X.gladius, O.vulgaris, and L.vulgaris. The seasonal rotation of metiers is determined by the availability of different fish species rather than market price. Identified the metiers provides information for developing monitoring and management strategies for the small-scale fishery. The small-scale fishery constitutes an important social component of local coastal communities.