Purpose of this project is the primary recording of three of the most important invasive alien species of the Greek seas, Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789) Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) and Fistularia commersonii (Ruppell, 1838), as well as the study of their stock management. It aims to explore possible prospects for sustainable management with a view to protecting and restoring marine biodiversity and aiming at their most effective commercial use. In the latter direction, it is proposed to carry out an evaluation of substances of high commercial interest within these species, such as collagen, toxins and fatty acids, as well as to develop methods of processing and exploiting them in cosmetology and food industry.
Its implementation takes place within the framework of the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Sea 2014-2020, by the National Technical University of Athens (Laboratory of Design and Process Analysis, Department of Chemical Engineering), the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture) and the University of the Aegean (Department of Oceanography and Marine Biosciences).
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