30 October 2018. FAO-HQs, Rome, Italy
AdriaMed Working Group on Small Pelagic Fisheries Resources
The AdriaMed Working Group on Small Pelagic Fisheries Resources was
held on 30 October 2018 at FAO-HQ, Rome, Italy. All the Project
participating institutions (from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Croatia, Montenegro Italy and Slovenia) attended the meeting.
The work of the meeting was preparatory and functional for the next GFCM Working Group on Stock Assessment of Small Pelagic Species (19-23 November 2018) and for the GFCM benchmark assessment planned in 2019.
29-30 October 2018. FAO-HQs, Rome, Italy
AdriaMed Study Group on on intercalibration of fish otolith reading (Solea solea)
The AdriaMed Study Group on intercalibration of fish otolith reading (SG-DEM-OTH) was held on 29-30 October 2018 at FAO-HQ, Rome, Italy. Representatives of participating institutions from Croatia, Montenegro Italy and Slovenia attended the meeting.
The overall objective of the SG-OTH-DEM is the enhancement of the quality of biological data gathered from wild stocks and used in stock assessment (calculation of the age length keys) for the Adriatic Sea. The meeting focused on red mullet (Mullus barbatus) and Common sole (Solea solea). The Study Group finalized the intercalibration launched early 2018 on Mullus barbatus otoliths. With regards to
Solea solea otoliths, the Study Group progressed on the roadmap agreed upon to define new common protocol and criteria for the ageing, and was launched an otolith exchange reading exercise.
8-9 October 2018. FAO-HQs, Rome, Italy
AdriaMed Working Group on Demersal Fishery Resources in the Adriatic Sea
The AdriaMed Working Group on Demersal Fishery Resources in the Adriatic Sea (WG-DEM) was held on 8-9 October 2018 in FAO-HQs, Rome, Italy. Research participating institutions from Albania, Croatia, Montenegro Italy and Slovenia attended the meeting. The WG-DEM reviewed the outcomes of the:
i) Study Group on intercalibration of demersal fish otolith reading (Mullus barbatus and Solea solea); ii) Working Group on Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF); iii) Study Group on Jabuka/Pomo Pit; iv) Study Group on Demersal Fisheries Resources. The WG-DEM addressed the request from the GFCM-SAC to provide sub-regional stock assessment on priority species, by giving particular attention to the preparatory work in support of the GFCM benchmark assessment of European hake (Merluccius merluccius) planned for 2018.