Tracing dolphin-fishery interaction in early greek fisheries

Vasiliki Sokou, Joan Gonzalvo, Ioannis Giovos, Cristina Brito, Dimitrios Moutopoulos

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An exhaustive review of anecdotal references related to dolphin-fishery information in the Greek seas during
the early phase of fishery development (1900-1975) was conducted. In that period fishers perceived dolphins as
competitors and would intentionally kill them in retaliation for the loss that the dolphins caused by obstructing
fishing operations and damaging fishing gear. This review highlights that dolphin-fishery interaction has been a major
cause of concern to Greek fishers since the early 20th century, escalating with the way of life of modern society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-450
Number of pages8
Journal Annals for Istrian and Mediterranean Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Historical accounts
  • Cetaceans
  • Occurrence
  • Historical ecology
  • Marine environmental history


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