Fisheries Research Institute (FRI)


Details and expertise of the project partners

Emmanouil (Manos) Koutrakis.

He holds a PhD in fisheries biology, 34-year research experience, acting in the last 12 years as research director at ELGO-FRI.

He has participated/coordinated more than 40 EU and national research projects. He is Coordinator of the National Fisheries Data Collection Program from 2017. Member of STECF EWG subgroups of independent experts (2002-today). He is member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Transitional Waters Bulletin and author of 109 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and 103 congress communications and conference proceedings.

Angeliki Adamidou

She is working in ELGO-FRI as a research associate scientist. She holds a BSc degree in Ichthyology and a MSc degree in Hydrobiology-Aquaculture and a Phd in Fisheries Biology.

Her thesis work focused on trawl discards in Thracian Sea and the PhD on selectivity of nets (gillnets-trammel nets) in Thracian Sea. She has a 25-year work and research experience in fisheries biology, marine fisheries, fisheries management and fishing gear technology. Member of STECF EWG subgroups of independent experts (2013-today). She has participated in more than 30 EU and national research projects focusing mainly on fisheries data collection, fisheries by-catches and discards, fishing gears and methods. She has 34 publications in peer-review journals.

Konstantinos Touloumis.

He holds a PhD in Population Ecology. He has been involved in various research projects as a scientific collaborator to Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and ELGO-Fisheries Research Institute, covering a wide area of topics: population dynamics, landscape ecology, connectivity and coherence of ecological features, taxonomic and functional diversity, fisheries management, fisheries data collection and processing and stock assessment.

He is working under the Data Collection Framework for Greece (Fisheries Research Institute, Kavala, Greece) as scientific collaborator since 2017, leading the FRI task group dedicated to data processing, data quality and data call preparation. He is the coordinator of 1F action, which records the impacts of fisheries on the incidental bycatch of birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish. He is author to 16 papers in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters and conference proceedings.

Angelos Liontakis

He is an assistant professor in the field of Agricultural Economics at the Agricultural University of Athens.

He holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics, an MSc in Integrated Rural Development from Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) and a second MSc in Management and Economic Science from the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM). He has many years of work experience in several European and national funding programmes and 10 years of experience in fisheries socioeconomic in the context of Data Collection Framework (DCF) which includes an EU data collection on fuel consumption and costs in fisheries. His research interests are in agricultural and fisheries economics, environmental economics, business level Modelling, and decision-making under risk, productivity, and technical efficiency of the agri-food sector and marine industry.