Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Seagrass meadows are hugely beneficial to fisheries, as they provide rich feeding areas capable of supporting a wide diversity of fish. However, they have been in decline worldwide for years. With a high influx of tourists, a well-developed nautical tourism trade and over 50,000 locally registered recreational anglers, seagrass meadows in the Balearic Islands are subject to high human pressure and a high risk of habitat degradation. The project aims to find out how changes in the habitat quality of seagrass meadows affects their value (i) as nursery areas and feeding grounds for fish and (ii) as fishing grounds for recreational fishermen which may undergo substantial socio-economic losses as fish assemblages inhabiting seagrass meadows have a major contribution to their catches.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsEuropean Commission


  • seagrass
  • Posidonia oceanica
  • fisheries
  • impacts
  • sustainable use