Fishery Resources in the Mediterranean

The fishery tradition in the Mediterranean is today experiencing a very precarious situation as a result of overexploitation of resources in the last few decades. The difficulties of management shared between different countries which have territorial waters in the basin, along with the ever growing demand for caught species, reveal the inefficiency of the current fishery model. Other factors contribute to the depletion of resources, such as the degradation of ecosystems, the advance of climate change or the price competition resulting from globalisation. This means that the future of fishery relies on a set of decisions that guarantee the preservation of species and put an end to policies for attaining short-term economic profits.(llegir mes)