Mediterranean fish are marine species that live in the Mediterranean Sea. They are very diverse and have unique characteristics such as their adaptation to various temperatures and salinities, as well as varied colors and patterns.
Another important aspect of Mediterranean fishes is their role in maintaining the ecological balance of the marine environment. Many species feed on planktonic organisms or other fish species which help to regulate populations for a healthy ecosystem. Moreover, they serve as indicators of water quality and can alert researchers to changes or threats from pollution or overfishing.
However, not all is well with Mediterranean fishes. Overexploitation of fish stocks has been a longstanding problem across much of Europe's coastal waters. As demand for fish increases around the world’s population continues to grow exponentially.