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Small invaders conquer our waters
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 1 / 2021.
Almost half a dozen goby species originating from brackish water areas of the Black, Azov and Caspian Seas are spreading almost explosively in Central and Eastern Europe. The round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) has been particularly successful, even making it to North America’s Great Lakes. Such neozoa, which are difﬁcult to contain, are a risk to regional ecosystems.
January / February 2021 EUROFISH Magazine 1
Country profile: Estonia, Norway, Ukraine
Aquaculture: Algae off er promising solutions to many challenges
Species: Uninvited guests: Invasion of the gobies - Small invaders conquer our waters
Environment: A small sea with big problems - Fishing in the Baltic Sea faces an uncertain future
Guest pages: Renate Larsen - The Norwegian Seafood Council celebrates its 50th anniversary - Boosting global demand for Norwegian seafood
This article featured in EUROFISH Magazine 2 2020.
Researchers at the University of Oviedo work to prevent the spread of invasive alien species through research and outreach. Invasive alien species are among the most serious threats to biodiversity in the EU and are particularly damaging to vulnerable ecosystems such as those found on islands.
Invasive alien species (IAS) can bring important economic and social benefits to society in the short term but may have deleterious impacts on natural resources that can last for generations. A report by the European Environmental Agency in 2012 estimated the impact of IAS on human life and health, and damage to agriculture, forestry, and fisheries to be in the range of EUR12bn per year in Europe.