Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea


The annual work programme planned by the Project is discussed, orientated and approved by the AdriaMed Coordination Committee (CC), its advisory body. The CC assists also AdriaMed in coordinating the project activities.

The Coordination Committee consists of representatives of the Governments of the Republic of Albania, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Italy, the Republic of Montenegro and the Republic of Slovenia (typically the Director/Head of the Government’s Implementing Agency); a representative of the European Commission (DG XIV), of the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the FAO-Regional project in Mediterranean and of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.

In order to have direct and constant contact with the participating countries each country has provided a focal point (AdriaMed National Focal Point), a high level, experienced fishery scientist who advises on specific project components at national level, ensures effective flow of communication to and from the national scientific counterparts and provides all the necessary support in information gathering and data collection.

Moreover towards the sharing of scientific knowledge on fisheries at Adriatic level AdriaMed established the Working Groups. The WG represent the first important stage in the creation of a scientific regional network at basin level. The WG involve experts from the Adriatic region and are also open to experts from other region.

The aims of the Adriatic WG meetings are the following:

  1. To pool together experts present in the region and establish a permanent network;

  2. To put on the table and share all the best available scientific knowledge;

  3. To highlight recently achieved results and valid methodologies;

  4. To identify and discuss priorities for research.




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