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Trawl-survey data from the “expedition Hvar” in the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1948-1949
Citable as data publication
National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS); Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy; (2017): Trawl-survey data from the “expedition Hvar” in the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1948-1949. https://doi.org/10.14284/285

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Description
The “expedition HVAR” (1948-1949), organised by the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries of Split (IOF, Croatia), was the first large-scale fishery-independent trawl-survey ever performed in the Adriatic Sea. The survey was conducted with the motorboat “Hvar” (250 HP; LOA = 25 m) in the territorial waters of the former Yugoslavia (currently territorial waters of the Republics of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro) and Albania, and in the international waters to approximately 20 nautical miles off the Italian coast. more

The database includes CPUE (n/h and kg/h) indexes of 95 demersal species for 271 hauls at 151 fixed stations. Species synonymies were updated according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Some species are grouped into multispecies categories that group taxonomically similar species, i.e. species of the same genus or family (e.g. Raja spp., Triglidae). Information on the sediment type was also reported for each station. The depth of each station was extracted from the EMODnet Digital Bathymetry. Fish samples were taken with a cotton bottom otter-trawl net with wing mesh size of 55 mm, cod-end mesh size of 26 mm, foot-rope of 44 m and head-rope of 35 m. Trawling was carried out during daylight. The average tow speed was 3 knots. The purpose of the research was to determine the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the demersal communities of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods and to assess the possibility of their exploitation. This survey was conducted in the period when the demersal fish and invertebrate communities were not intensely exploited (“post-war conditions”), and thus this data Jucan serve as a reference baseline for the following changes.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Demersal trawl, Historical records, Marine Historical Ecology, MED, Adriatic Sea, Crustacea, Mollusca, Pisces

Geographical coverage
MED, Adriatic Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 January 1948 - 31 March 1949

Taxonomic coverage
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Parameters
Catch per unit effort, Sediment texture class

Contributors
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; Branch office Chioggia, moredata creator National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Project
HMAP: History of Marine Animal Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Raicevich, S.; Fortibuoni, T. (2013). Assessing neoextirpations in the Adriatic Sea: an historical ecology approach, in: CIESM[s.d.] Marine extinctions - patterns and processes, Valencia, spain, 10-13 Ooctober 2012. : pp. 97-111, more
Fortibuoni, T. et al. (2016). Common, rare or extirpated? Shifting baselines for common angelshark, Squatina squatina (Elasmobranchii: Squatinidae), in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea). Hydrobiologia 772(1): 247-259. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10750-016-2671-4, more
Ferretti, F. et al. (2013). Long-term change in a meso-predator community in response to prolonged and heterogeneous human impact. NPG Scientific Reports 3(1057): 11 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/srep01057, more
Jukic-Peladic, S. et al. (2001). Long-term changes in demersal resources of the Adriatic Sea: comparison between trawl surveys carried out in 1948 and 1998. Fish. Res. 53(1): 95-104. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/s0165-7836(00)00232-0, more
Jukic, S. et al. (1999). Spatial and temporal distributions of some demersal fish populations in the Adriatic Sea described by GIS technique Acta Adriat. 40(Suppl.): 55-66, more
Describing this dataset:
Fortibuoni, T. et al. (2017). Fish and fishery historical data since the 19th century in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Scientific Data 4: 170104. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1038/sdata.2017.104, more
Karlovac, O. (1959). Istrazivanja naselja riba i jestivih beskraljeznjaka vucom u otvorenom Jadranu (tablice lovina vucom, s ribolovnim kartama = Exploration of fish stocks and edible Invertebrata carried out by trawling in the open Adriatic (tables of trawl catches with fishery charts). Ribarstveno-bioloska Ekspedicija M/B Hvar Izvjesca 1948-1949. The M.V. Hvar Cruises-Researches into fisheries biology Reports 1948-1949, V(1). Institut za Oceanografiju i Ribarstvo: Split. 203, 2 folded maps pp., more
Vrgoc, N. et al. (2004). Review of current knowledge on shared demersal stocks of the Adriatic Sea. FAO-MiPAF Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea. GCP/RER/010/ITA/TD-12. AdriaMed Technical Documents, 12 . FAO AdriaMed: Termoli. 91 pp., more
Karlovac, O. (1956). Station list of the M.V. Hvar fishery-biological cruises 1948-1949. Ribarstveno-bioloska Ekspedicija M/B Hvar Izvjesca 1948-1949. The M.V. Hvar Cruises-Researches into fisheries biology Reports 1948-1949, I(3). Institut za Oceanografiju i Ribarstvo: Split. 177, 1 folded map pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-09-06
Information last updated: 2017-03-10
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