The first Meeting of the Cordination Committee of the AdriaMed Project (Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fishery in the Adriatic Sea) was attended by representatives of participating countries (Albania, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia). The meeting was held to discuss a strategic approach for implementing, monitoring and coordinating the annual workplans of the AdriaMed Project. AdriaMed is a regional project executed by FAO, with scientific cooperation as its priority and is based on support for cooperative fisheries management of the Adriatic basin. The report provides a synthesis of the presentation, key discussion topics and conclusion with regard to strategic actions for implementing the sustainable fisheries, responsible resource management. It includes also a support paper on Adriatic fisheries landing trends.