Characterization of small-scale and large-scale fisheries in Saranda (South Albania, Ionian Sea)

Rigers Bakiu, Marthjon Gurma

Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana, ALBANIA


There have been increasing evidences for the negative impact of fishing on the Mediterranean trophic web and ecosystem recently. The aim of the present study was to provide a general overview on fisheries in south Albania, based on the landing survey of small-scale and large-scale fishing vessels in the fishing port of Saranda. A landing survey was performed at least 3 days a month from July 2016 to March 2017. The analysis was based on catch per unit effort (CPUE) for most species, which are caught by the small-scale and large-scale fishing vessels and landed in Saranda fishing port. The results indicated the overfishing of the target species and suggest that a proper monitoring program should be activated including the small-scale and recreational fisheries activities.

Keywords: European hake, small-scale fisheries, large-scale fisheries, striped red mullet, deep-water rose shrimp

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First record of Penaeus pulchricaudatus (Stebbing, 1914) and the establishment of P. aztecus (Ives, 1891) and P. hathor (Burkenroad, 1959) in Cretan waters, Greece

Thodoros Eystratios Kampouris, Ioannis Giovos, Nikolaos Doumpas, Aspasia Sterioti, Ioannis Efstratios Batjakas

Department of Marine Sciences, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, 81100 Mytilene, Lesvos Island, GREECE
iSea, Environmental Organization for the Preservation of the Aquatic Ecosystems, 55438 Ag. Pavlos, Thessaloniki, GREECE
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Cretaquarium, 71003 Gournes Pediados, Heraklion Crete, GREECE


Citizen science has been proven to be a valuable tool in monitoring marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea contributing to the early detection and the monitoring of non-indigenous species (NIS) often by combining the use of social media and smartphone technology in data collection. In May 2016, iSea launched a relative project aiming to record the information on the occurrence, distribution and expansion of marine alien species in Greek and adjacent waters. The present paper describes the first report of the Lessepsian prawn Penaeus pulchricaudatus(Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeidae) and provides strong evidence on the establishment of the alien prawns P. aztecus and P. hathor in Cretan waters based on the occurrences reported in the present study and on previous records.

Keywords: Penaeus pulchricaudatus, Penaeus aztecus, Penaeus hathor, decapoda, alien species, south Aegean Sea

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Vol.24 – 2018 – No.3

Introductory pages

First record of Penaeus pulchricaudatus (Stebbing, 1914) and the establishment of P. aztecus (Ives, 1891) and P. hathor (Burkenroad, 1959) in Cretan waters, Greece
Thodoros Eystratios Kampouris, Ioannis Giovos, Nikolaos Doumpas, Aspasia Sterioti, Ioannis Efstratios Batjakas

Characterization of small-scale and large-scale fisheries in Saranda (South Albania, Ionian Sea) 
Rigers Bakiu, Marthjon Gurma

Sightings of small delphinids in the southern Çandarlı Bay (Aegean Sea) between 2015 and 2018
Vahit Alan, Gökhan Kaboğlu, Barış Akçalı, Fethi Bengil, Bahar Ubay, Harun Güçlüsoy

The microphytobenthos diatoms of the shallow waters of the Black and Azov Sea ecosystems (1987–2017)
Larisa Ryabushko, Daria Balycheva, Anna Bondarenko

Preliminary assessment of the effect of dietary Pelargonium sidoides extract on the haematological profile of common carp, Cyprinus carpio Linneaus, 1758
Funda Turan, Armagan Gezer

A new record and range extension of an invasive amphipod Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 in Tunisia, north Africa
Sahar Chebaane, Moez Shaiek, Rym Zakhama-Sraieb

Additional record of the tripletail fish Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch, 1790) in the northern Tunisian deep waters (Central south Mediterranean)
Moez Shaiek, Sabri Jaziri, Ibrahim Ben Amer

Possible intrusion of Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789) to the Turkish Black Sea coast
Murat Bilecenoğlu, Bayram Öztürk

A new record of imperial blackfish, Schedophilus ovalis (Cuvier, 1833) from the Bay of Izmir (Aegean Sea, Turkey)
Okan Akyol, Aytaç Özgül

A study on morphometric characteristics of otolith for a new maximum length record of the bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix (Linneaus 1766) in the Sea of Marmara
Habib Bal, Telat Yanık, Dilek Türker

Chondrichthyan species as by-catch: A review on species inhabiting Turkish waters
Elizabeth Grace Tunka Bengil, Nuri Başusta

A review on the problems of LAS determination methods in sea water
Kasım Cemal Güven, Burak Çoban