Ensuring the future of our oceans

Our research projects, educational activities, scientific publications, campaigns and policy work aim to protect species and ecosystems and ensure the sustainable use of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Cyprus Bycatch Project

Final technical report


Our research projects cover a wide range of fields such as fisheries science, marine benthic and cave ecology, marine protected areas, invasive species, marine litter, coastal ecology as well as social sciences.

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Education and public awareness are at the heart of our actions in order to promote environmental conservation through progress in political, cultural and social change.

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Learn more about our scientific publications and contributions and participation at conferences.

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Who we are

Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre is Cyprus’s leading NGO on marine sciences, covering a wide range of research fields ranging from fisheries science, to marine protected areas, artificial reefs, invasive species, benthic and cave ecology and to marine and coastal conservation. Our main priority is to generate environmental knowledge and applicable use of results through scientific research that will help towards the protection and conservation of our marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

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There are different ways in which you can get involved with our work and make a positive impact on environmental conservation and protection. Find out about opportunities and how you can become part of the solution!


Find out about our free available resources including reports, awareness material, identification slates and other.


  • can grow up to 43 cm and weight 1.1kg
  • can lay up to 30,000 eggs during a single spawning session
  • over 2,000,000 eggs a year
  • may live up to 15 years
  • characterized as generalist predators
  • compete with the native mesopredators like the native Dusky grouper
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