More info on the project

Bycatch, the accidental capture of non-target species in fishing gear, is a major issue in Cyprus. This problem can have serious consequences for both the marine ecosystem and the fishing industry in the country. Bycatch can include a wide range of species, including dolphins, sea turtles, and birds, many of which are protected and vulnerable to overfishing. The accidental capture and death of these species can have negative impacts on their populations, leading to declines and potentially even extinction. In addition to the environmental consequences, bycatch can also have economic impacts on the fishing industry. The loss of non-target species can reduce the overall catch and lead to financial losses for fishermen. Efforts to reduce bycatch, such as the use of specialized gear and more selective fishing methods, are important for both the conservation of marine species and the sustainability of the fishing industry in Cyprus.


  • Produced by: Treehouse Films

  • Director/Editor: Constantinos Christou

  • Camera Operator: Constantinos Christou

  • Interviewees: Marios Papageorgiou, Robin Snape

  • Sound Mixing: Hook Recording Art Studio

  • Assistant Divers: Artemis Evlogimenou, Vasilis Grigoras

  • Diving Equipment: Kimon Diving Academy

  • Special Thanks: Louis Hadjioannou