I am Marika, I received my bachelor’s degree in biology/ecology and master’s degree in hydrobiology from Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University.
I work as an ichthyologist in the National Environment Agency of Georgia, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Water Biodiversity. My main responsibility is the determination of growth and age indicators of the main Black Sea commercial fish, the study of fish otoliths in order to determine their age. I am also participating in the monitoring of stranded marine mammals along the Black Sea coast of Georgia.
Along with scientific activity, sport plays an important role in my life. I was a member of the Georgian archery team, the champion of Georgia among youths. Therefore, it is very important for me to have a goal and achieve it. My main goal now is a healthy and sustainable future for the Black Sea.
What makes me connect to the Black Sea?
Since I grew up in a seaside town, I’ve always been fascinated by the sea and biology in general. The Black Sea is unique in many ways, which is why I chose a career in the marine biology field.
The Related Blue Economy Sector
Marine fisheries, aquaculture, and living resources
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