Title: Inner ionian archipelagos and adjacent gulfs: ecological mapping for the needs of ecosystem-based marine spatial
Authors: ISSARIS YiannisKATSANEVAKIS STYLIANOS MARIOSVASSILOPOULOU VassilikiPANAYOTIDIS PanayotisKAVADAS StefanosKOKKALI AthinaSALOMIDI MariaFRANTZIS AlexandrosPANOU AlikiDAMALAS DIMITRIOSKLAOUDATOS DimitriosSAKELLARIOU DimitriosDRAKOPOULOU ViviKYRIAKIDOU CharaMAINA I.FRIC JSMITH ChrisGIAKOUMI Sylvain
Citation: 10th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries
Publisher: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC68586
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC68586
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Mapping of ecosystem components (natural and socioeconomic) is a prerequisite for ecosystem-based marine spatial management (EB-MSM). To initiate the process of EB-MSM in the Inner Ionian Archipelagos and adjacent gulfs, the main relevant ecosystem components were mapped based on existing spatial information and expert judgment. The natural components mapped included habitat types and species of conservation importance, according to national and European legislation and international agreements. Main human activities/pressures related to fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and industry were also mapped. A substantial overlapping between ecological features and human activities was identified, confirming the need for a well planned approach of managing marine space in order to mitigate conflicts for marine resources and to conserve marine ecosystems and their associated goods and services.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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