General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

Report on the WGSAD data preparation meeting for Adriatic Sea demersal stocks

Mon, Sep, 2023, 1am - Thu, Sep, 2023, 1am

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The data preparation meeting for Adriatic Sea demersal stocks of the Working Group on Stock Assessment of Demersal Species (WGSAD) was held online from 25 to 28 September 2023. The meeting was attended by 19 experts from Albania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Tunisia as well as from the GFCM Secretariat. The main objective of this meeting was to provide a platform to review, discuss and analyse input data for the assessment of demersal stocks in the Adriatic Sea in advance of the WGSAD to be held in December 2023. Information on eight stocks was presented and discussed: red mullet (Mullus barbatus), common sole (Solea solea), common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) and Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in geographical subarea (GSA) 17, as well as Norway lobster in GSA 18 and spottail mantis shrimp (Squilla mantis), horned octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) and deep water rose shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris) in GSAs 17 to 20.