Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea


AdriaMed during years of activities gathered and compiled a great amount of data on fisheries sector in the Adriatic Sea. The data were archived in databases, appositely developed and designed by the Project to store and manage these data. Most of the databases have been made available on line and are:

  • Available Publications (search engine for all the publications produced by AdriaMed Project);

  • AdriaMed Trawl Surveys Information Systems (ATrIS), an application created to store organize e provide basic statistic analysis tools to manage trawl surveys data collected during the AdriaMed trawl surveys (since 2001).

  • Adriatic Abstract - ASFA  This database replicates over 4500 records included in the "ASFA" Database related to the Adriatic Sea.

  • AdriaMed Data Management Small Pelagics Application - ASPA - An intense data handling programme is needed to process data suitable for stock assessment (e.g. catch weighted length frequency, catch-at-age, weight-at-age, etc.). Data handling means the possibility to assemble data quickly from various combinations of ports (e.g. northern ports), dates, species, catches, sub-samples, length frequencies, fishing fleets, etc. To facilitate this task at the beginning of the 1990s, a software package named NADA (stands for Nice Acquisition of Data) was developed at IRPEM-CNR Ancona by Nando Cingolani, using DBIII+ language. NADA was a user-friendly programme, specific for the data collection programme on small pelagic fish in the Adriatic Sea. A new database using MYSQL (RDBMS), was designed to receive the data stored in NADA to obtain a product with high performance in terms of: security, access to the data, sharing information. This first phase is linked to the attainment of 2 targets:

    - Database of sardines and anchovies landed in the Adriatic Sea.
    - A tool for the VPA calculation.

  • Adriatic Fisheries Legislation This review is based on the AdriaMed Technical Document N°14 “General outline of marine capture fisheries legislation and regulations in the Adriatic Sea Countries”.

  • Fishery Ports and Fishery Markets (this database contains information on fishing ports and related fish markets in the Adriatic Sea);


    In addition the Project produced a CD-ROM containing the digitalized cartography of the Adriatic Sea prepared with the collaboration of the Hrvatski Hidrografski Institut (HHI) and the Istituto Idrografico della Marina Italiana (IIM).
    The digital cartography refers to the following projection: GCS (Geographic Coordinate System Latitude and Longitude in decimal degrees) WGS84 (World Geodetic 1984 Spheroid). The EPSG (European Petroleum Survey Group) code is 4326.
    Reference scale 1:250

    Click here to download the adriatic cartography.

To better understand the functionality of ATrIS you can watch these videos.

Click here to download ATrIS.
(Quick guide )

Adriatic Abstract - ASFA  This database replicates over 4500 records included in the "ASFA" Database related to the Adriatic Sea AdriaMed Data Management Small Pelagics Application



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