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Trawl-survey data in the central-eastern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1957 and 1958
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National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS); Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy; (2017): Trawl-survey data in the central-eastern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1957 and 1958.
Contact: Fortibuoni, Tomaso

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Between June 5th 1957 and July 4th 1958 a series of trawl-surveys were organised by the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IOF, Croatia) in the Croatian channels around the Hvar Island (central-eastern Adriatic). more

Tows were performed once a month in all of the 10 fixed stations, for a total of 120 hauls. Two motorboats were employed, “Bios” (300 HP; LOA = 26 m) and “Predvodnik” (200 HP; LOA = 19 m). A cotton bottom otter-trawl net was used (wing mesh-size: 57 mm; cod-end mesh-size: 22 mm; foot-rope length: 34 m; head-rope length: 28 m). Tow duration was one hour for all hauls. CPUE (n/h) indexes for 104 demersal species were recorded (6,718 records), as well as information on the sediment type at each station. Species synonymies were updated according to the modern nomenclature referring 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). Sediment samples were collected by means of the Peterson power shovel. The depth of each station was extracted from the EMODnet Digital Bathymetry.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Demersal trawl, Historical records, Marine Historical Ecology, self-propelled small boat, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Central Adriatic Sea, Crustacea, Mollusca, Pisces

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 16,17; MinLat: 42,95 - MaxLong: 17,47; MaxLat: 43,4 [WGS84]
MED, Central Adriatic Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 June 1957 - 4 July 1958

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

Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit of sampling time in the water body [BODC]
Catch per unit effort
Sediment texture class

National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), moredata creator
Fortibuoni, Tomaso
Libralato, Simone
Solidoro, Cosimo
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; Branch office Chioggiadata creator
Raicevich, Saša
Giovanardi, Otello
Fortibuoni, Tomaso

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HMAP: History of Marine Animal Populations

Based on this dataset
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.
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.
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.
Zupanovic, S. (1961). Kvantitativno-kvalitativna analiza ribijih naselja kanala srednjeg Jadrana = Analyse quantitative-qualitative des populations des poissons dans les canaux de l'Adriatique moyenne. Acta Adriat. 9(3): 1-152

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-03-08
Information last updated: 2022-08-03
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