Fish stocks in the Mediterranean have dropped dramatically due to overfishing, which is one of the biggest threats our seas are facing today. Overfishing is fishing beyond the limits that leads to the destruction of aquatic ecosystems through the excessive reduction of the number of aquatic organisms and sometimes their complete disappearance from their habitats.
Fish Smarter is our solution in the effort of reducing overfishing. Through this project, we educate professional fishermen about the negative impact that overfishing has to the ecosystem and their jobs, and also train them on practices such as fishing tourism. Via this education, professional fishermen have the opportunity to increase their income while keeping fish stocks at healthy levels.
Benefits of Fishing Tourism
New source of income
New job positions
Sustainability of fish stocks
Consequently, the prevention of "breaking" of traditional fishing boats
The Fish Smarter Project
Fish Smarter started in May of 2019 and, so far, has motivated and trained 171 fishers in fishing tourism techniques in 23 collaborating ports in Greece, giving them the opportunity to see major changes when it comes to their job, while at the same time they contribute to this win-win effort of reducing overfishing.
Enaleia supports the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA), which was declared for 2022 by the United Nations General Assembly.
With this, we aim to raise awareness and draw attention to the role that small-scale fishers play in food security, nutrition, poverty eradication, and the sustainable use of natural resources.
Enaleia’s projects recognize the role of small-scale fisheries in a sustainable ocean environment, and we advocate for techniques, like fishing tourism, to support their livelihoods through the responsible and sustainable use of fisheries and aquaculture resources.