13 September 2018 - Split, Croatia AdriaMed Study Group on Demersal Fishery Resources in the Adriatic Sea
The AdriaMed Study Group on Demersal Fisheries Resources (SG-DEM) was held on 13th September 2018 kindly hosted by the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries of Split (Croatia). The meeting was attended by scientists from the fisheries research institute of Albania, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia.
The SG- DEM, inter alia, with its practical work, has been conceived to contribute to the discussion on the state of fish stocks during the AdriaMed Working Group on Demersal Fisheries Resources (WG-DEM). The SG-DEM focused on the preparatory work for the stock assessment of European hake (Merluccius merluccius) in the Adriatic Sea, in view of the latest adoption of the 20th -SAC workplan that foresees a benchmark assessment of hake in GSA 17- 18 in 2018. The outcomes of this SG-JP will be presented at the next Adriamed Working Group on Demersal Fisheries resources (October 2018).
12 September 2018. Split, Croatia AdriaMed Study Group on Jabuka/Pomo Pit
The AdriaMed Study Group on Jabuka/Pomo Pit and on spatial fisheries analysis (SG-JP) was held on 12th September 2018 kindly hosted by the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries of Split (Croatia). The meeting was attended by representatives of the Fisheries Administrations.
Fisheries Research Institutions, by a representative of the GFCM Secretariat, representatives of WWF, MedReact, MEDAC and fishers and by the AdriaMed Project staff. The SG-JP, inter alia, has been conceived to contribute to the recently adopted Recommendation GFCM/41/2017/3, on the establishment of a Fisheries Restricted Area in the Jabuka/Pomo Pit in the Adriatic Sea. The outcomes of the SG-JP held in February 2018 was recalled with reference to the monitoring plan (2018-2020) for the Jabuka/Pomo Pit recently endorsed by the 20th session of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM). The SG-JP progressed in implementation of the monitoring plan and future steps, like an additional winter trawl surveys to be carried out in the Jabuka/Pomo Pit area, were agreed upon. The outcomes of this SG-JP will be presented at the next Adriamed Working Group on Demersal Fisheries resources (October 2018).
August 2018 Joint Trawl Survey in the South Adriatic Sea (Albania and Montenegro)
A joint trawl survey on board of F/V MIZAR covering South Adriatic waters (GSA 18) was carried out in the eastern side of the South Adriatic Sea (Albania and Montenegro) as an extension of the MEDITS trawl survey carried out in Italy.
The survey was organized with the support of the AdriaMed Project, in cooperation with COISPA (Italy), the University of Montenegro-Institute of Marine Biology of Kotor (Montenegro) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration of Albania. Data are processed and will be available for the next stock assessment exercise on selected target species.