Title: Study on Advancing fisheries assessment and management advice in the Mediterranean and Black Sea by aligning biological and management units of priority species

Funding Source: EMFF

Budget IMBBC: 236,782€

Start / End Date: 2017 - 2021

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Costas Tsigenopoulos

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Population genetics and phylogeography

Marine biodiversity


The ultimate objective of the study is to identify and match the biological with the management stock units of several of the most important demersal species in the Mediterranean, included also among the priority species at GFCM level. Target species are: European hake (Merluccius merluccius), red mullet (Mullus barbatus), deep water rose shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris), giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea), blue and red shrimp (Aristeus antennatus), Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus).
Following the request of services the study will cover the priority fish stocks reported in the objectives of the project in waters of the Geographical Sub-Areas (GSAs) 1-27 (Mediterranean Sea).