The third meeting of the Coordination Committee of the AdriaMed Project (Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea) was attended by representatives of participating countries (Albania, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia) and other interested parties. The meeting was held aimed at presenting and discussing the results of the activities carried out by the Project. The activities of the AdriaMed’s Working Groups, the cooperative research programme, the training activities, the issues on the fishery socio-economic aspects and the Project’s support to the national statistical systems are reported. Preliminary results on four field research projects were reported, “Identification of population units in Adriatic Sea shared stocks by genetic structure analysis”, “Data collection and biological sampling system on small pelagics in the Adriatic Sea”, “International bottom trawl survey in the Adriatic Sea; “Joint echo-survey and environmental parameters monitoring in the Northern Adriatic Sea (pilot exercise)”. Other three research projects concerning the “Inventory of IOF-Split historical data set and time series”, “Preparation of a critical review of the current knowledge and available data set on demersal fishery resources of the Adriatic Sea”, and “Identification of management options for the Pomo/Jabuka critical area” are presented.
AdriaMed has appeared as a driving force at Mediterranean level on some issues such as the definition of operational units, the development of socio-economic indicators and the participation of professional organisations in the management planning process.