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Dear Colleagues, Non-native species can have major impact on aquatic biodiversity. Even though in some cases invasive species may be beneficial for local fisheries, ecology and economy, that is not the case with the majority of invasive species. The effects that they have on the native aquatic fauna and flora can be critical to their wellbeing and in some cases to the survival of the native species. These detrimental impacts can lead to a loss of revenue in fisheries, agriculture and the food processing industry. It is crucial to know the ecology of the invasive species and to identify their biological, behavioral and ecological advantages that allow them to dominate aquatic systems and to outcompete indigenous species. This Special Issue of Fishes aims to publish papers that deal with and advance the above-mentioned knowledge of invasive species in a variety of aquatic taxa (e.g., fishes, crustaceans, mollusks) as well as their management. Dr. Ioannis E. Batjakas Dr. Thodoros E. Kampouris Guest Editors
The “Red Fish Project” is a Citizen-Science project, in collaboration with the Marine Sciences Department, University of the Aegean. The project aims at the more complete and detailed reporting of threatened and endangered fisheries resources, listed at the international Red List (IUCN Red List of Threatened Species), in Greek seas and eastern Mediterranean. The project focuses at four species: 1. The dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834). Worldwide, the species is considered as vulnerable, yet the European (Atlantic) and Mediterranean populations are considered as endangered. 2. The common dentex, Dentex dentex (Linnaeus, 1758). It is considered as vulnerable species. 3. The European spiny lobster Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787). It is considered as vulnerable species. 4. The slipper lobster Scyllarides latus (Latreille, 1803). It is considered as data-deficient species. https://www.facebook.com/groups/481084575908558/