Athanassios Machias

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Acoustic and satellite environmental data as well as bathymetry data were used to model the presence of anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus during early summer in the northern Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). Generalized Additive Models (GAMs) were used for modelling and subsequently applied in a predictive mode to identify those areas in the Greek Seas and(More)
Despite the importance of the recruitment process for small pelagic fish and the high economic importance of European sardine (Sardina pilchardus, Walbaum 1792) in the Mediterranean Sea, knowledge on the distribution and environmental characteristics of its nursery grounds is very limited. In the present study, we used pelagic trawl data collected during(More)
The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi was accidentally introduced into the Black Sea in the early 1980s and it was first sighted in the Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean) in the early 1990s. This article presents a first attempt to develop a predictive spatial model based on M. leidyi presence data and satellite environmental data from the Aegean Sea(More)
Spatial distribution and life history aspects of Pagellus bogaraveo in the eastern Ionian Sea were investigated using the data from 13 different studies carried out in the area from 1983 to 2010. The spatial patterns of the abundance, biomass and mean size showed that the species inhabits the shallow waters of the shelf (<170 m depth) as juveniles up to a(More)
Since its creation in the late 1980s FishBase has evolved into a highly dynamic and versatile ecological tool. A citation analysis based on Scopus, mainly for citations in journals, and Google Books, for citations in books, revealed that it has penetrated into the primary aquatic and general literature, review literature, and aquatic and general books and(More)
Wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) is a panoceanic, antitropical distributed species. Despite the high market price, high growth rate, good quality flesh and the potential for aquaculture, research data are scarce. In this study, the growth performance and food intake was investigated in juvenile fish, while gametogenesis was studied in adult fish. Three(More)
A number of scientific papers in the last few years singled out the influence of environmental conditions on the spatial distribution of fish species, highlighting the need for the fisheries scientific community to investigate, besides biomass estimates, also the habitat selection of commercially important fish species. The Mediterranean Sea, although(More)
1 Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources, Agios Kosmas, 16610 Elliniko, Athens, Greece. E-mail: 2 Istituto di Scienze Marine, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Largo Fiera della Pesca, 60125 Ancona, Italy. 3 Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino Costiero, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Mazara del(More)
Citation: Giannoulaki M, Pyrounaki MM, Bourdeix J-H, Ben Abdallah L, Bonanno A, Basilone G, Iglesias M, Ventero A, De Felice A, Leonori I, Valavanis VD, Machias A and Saraux C (2017) Habitat Suitability Modeling to Identify the Potential Nursery Grounds of the Atlantic Mackerel and Its Relation to Oceanographic Conditions in the Mediterranean Sea. Front.(More)
Citation: Tsagarakis K, Carbonell A, Brčić J, Bellido JM, Carbonara P, Casciaro L, Edridge A, García T, González M, Krstulović Šifner S, Machias A, Notti E, Papantoniou G, Sala A, Škeljo F, Vitale S and Vassilopoulou V (2017) Old Info for a New Fisheries Policy: Discard Ratios and Lengths at Discarding in EU Mediterranean Bottom Trawl Fisheries. Front. Mar.(More)