Socioeconomic interactions of fishries and aquqculture in Greece: A case study og South Evoikos Gulp
AuthorMente, E.; Pantazis, P.; Neofitou, C.; Aifanti, S.; Santos, M. B.; Bagiatis, V.; Papapanagiotou, E.; Kourkouta, V.; Soutsas, K.
The present study investigates the socioeconomic sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in the South Evoikos Gulf. The results show poor labour mobility between fisheries and aquaculture. Internal geographical mobility, relatively high salaries and the relatively high educational level of the aquaculture workers contribute to the sustainability for the aquaculture sector. There is a high probability of young, low-educated individuals entering the fishing industry. Furthermore, earnings and professional training prevent people from exiting the fisheries sector, and this may act as a means towards fisheries' sustainability. Grants and subsidies do not seem to influence fishermen's decision to remain or exit the sector. On average more fishermen than aquaculture workers perceive that their profession is supported by the local community and tourist industry.