Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea


Eledone cirrhosa
Eledone moschata
Loligo vulgaris
Lophius budegassa
Lophius piscatorius
Merlangius merlangus
Merluccius merluccius
Mullus barbatus
Nephrops norvegicus
Pagellus erythrinus
Parapenaeus longirostris
Sepia officinalis
Solea vulgaris



This databank contains scientific information on the main fishery commercial species whose stocks are considered shared in the Adriatic Sea. The information was collected in the framework of the AdriaMed Project and refers only to the Adriatic Sea.

This databank will be updated by the Adriatic experts as soon as new scientific information is available.

Bio-ecology, life-history parameters, fishery exploitation and fishing gear selectivity information are those reported in the AdriaMed Technical Document N. 12 (Review of current knowledge on shared demersal stocks of the Adriatic Sea, March 2004).

The legislative information are those reported in the AdriaMed Technical Document N.14 rev.1 (General outline of marine capture fisheries legislation and regulations in the Adriatic Sea Countries, June 2005).

The genetic information are those collected and obtained by the AdriaMed research programme on genetics (Identification of Population Units in Adriatic Sea Shared Stocks by Genetic Structure Analysis, April 2005).

The Fisheries Statistic figures are those reported in the FAO FISHSTAT Plus vers.2.3 database (GFCM capture production set 1970-2003).

Figures of Pagellus erythrinus and Mullus barbatus are updated with data kindly provided by Dr Aleksandar Joksimović (Institute of Marine Biology, Kotor).

Additional information on these species can be found at:




FAO-AdriaMed project  - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
(room C353)  Viale delle Terme di Caracalla - 00153 Rome -Italy- ::: tel  +39 06 570 56092/55467 ::: fax +39 06 570 55188 - 

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