ESEP 16:19-23 (2016)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/esep00170

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Greek fisheries and the economic crisis: structural analogies

Athanassios Machias1,*, Konstantinos Tsagarakis1, Manos Matsaganis

1Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, 46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Ave., PO Box 712, 19013 Anavyssos, Greece
2Athens University of Economics and Business, Patission 76, 10434, Athens, Greece
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ABSTRACT: The Greek economic crisis has attracted much attention during recent years, as its depth and duration have been far greater than in crises experienced elsewhere. Structural similarities and peculiarities between the Greek economy and fishery sector are identified in terms of the large number of small enterprises and artisanal vessels, as well as inefficiencies in data collection and tax compliance (unreported income or landings). These highly differentiate Greece from most of the rest of the developed world. In the absence of domestic reforms geared to the specific case of Greece, policy solutions applied elsewhere are being imported into the country, with little success so far. We argue that structural characteristics should be taken into account in order to facilitate economic recovery and improve the efficiency of fisheries.


KEY WORDS: Mediterranean Sea · Fisheries management · Data collection · Inaccurate reporting · Economics · Tax evasion


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Cite this article as: Machias A, Tsagarakis K, Matsaganis M (2016) Greek fisheries and the economic crisis: structural analogies. Ethics Sci Environ Polit 16:19-23. https://doi.org/10.3354/esep00170

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