Title: Fish fry recruiting devices (Research for innovative methods)

Funding Source: NSRF 2007-2013

Budget IMBBC: 12,000€

Start / End Date: 2012 - 2015

Web site URL:

Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Costas Dounas (retired)

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Ecology and ecosystem management


The project aims to meet the market demand for innovative products that could help the fishing industry to apply large scale fish protection programs using inexpensive materials. This will be achieved using synthetic materials and nets which are inexpensive materials, already used in the fishing industry, to construct a series of fish fry protecting devices. These smart devices will be used to protect juvenile fish in the most vulnerable phase of their life in order to help restore fish populations in a natural way through the decrease of the natural mortality.