Laboratory for Ichthyology and Coastal Fishery

About the lab

The Laboratory of Ichthyology and Coastal Fisheries conducts basic and applied research in ichthyology and fisheries biology with an emphasis on studying the biology and ecology of economically important fish species, especially in the context of the coastal fishery, and conducting applied research with the goal of making recommendations to improve fisheries resource management and conservation. The laboratory also focuses on studying the composition of fish communities in coastal areas and their geographic distribution, ecology, and distribution of early developmental stages of fishes including ichthyoplankton, monitoring changes in fish communities due to climate change, and studying the occurrence and impact of alien and invasive fish species.

The activities of this laboratory also include a whole range of fisheries research topics, such as assessing the status and determining the demographic structure of populations of economically important coastal fish species and determining the degree of their exploitation, determining the qualitative and quantitative composition of catches in small-scale fisheries, determining the composition of bycatch in various fishing gears, monitoring incidentally caught vulnerable species, determining the selectivity and harmfulness of certain fishing gears, etc. The results of the above activities form the basis for recommendations on sustainable management of fisheries resources in our coastal regions.

In addition to numerous scientific projects, within the framework of which the above-mentioned activities are carried out, the laboratory also carries out monitoring programs of a fishery and biological-ecological nature and actively participates in numerous educational activities. Within the framework of the laboratory, the ichthyological collection of the IOR is curated (currently on loan to the Museum of Natural History in Split).

Staff

JD
Jakov Dulčić
Head of the Laboratory- Senior Scientific Adviser
SMS
Sanja Matić Skoko
Senior Scientific Advisor
PT
Pero Tutman
Senior Scientific Advisor
BD
Branko Dragičević
Senior Research Associate
DBV
Dubravka Bojanić Varezić
Research Associate

Publications

Publikacije
Tutman P,Dragičević B,Dulčić J,Glamuzina L,Bukvić V,Vekić J
Neobični nalazi morskih organizama u rijeci Neretvi Hrvatska i Bosna i Hercegovina
Published
2022
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Lipej L,Kovačić M,Dulčić J
An Analysis of Adriatic IchthyofaunaEcology Zoogeography and Conservation Status
Published
2022
DOI
ISBN
10.3390/fishes7020058
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Publikacije
Matić-Skoko S,Vrdoljak D,Uvanović H,Pavičić M,Tutman P,Bojanić Varezić D,Kovačić M
Effects of Interannual Environmental Changes on Juvenile Fish Settlement in Coastal Nurseries The Case of the Adriatic Sea
Published
2022
DOI
ISBN
10.3389/fmars.2022.849092
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Matić-Skoko S,Pavičić M,Šepić J,Janeković I,Vrdoljak D,Vilibić I,Stagličić N,Šegvić-Bubić T,Vujević A
Impacts of Sea Bottom Temperature on CPUE of European Lobster Homarus gammarus Linnaeus Decapoda Nephropidae in the Eastern Adriatic Sea
Published
2022
DOI
ISBN
10.3389/fmars.2022.891197
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Publikacije
Azzurro E,Ballerini T,Antoniadou C,Aversa GD,Souissi JB,Blašković A,Cappanera V,Chiappi M,Cinti MF,Colloca F,Cvitković I,D'Amen M,Despalatović M,Di Franco A,Dimitriadis C,Dragičević B,Fanelli E,Figuerola L,Fortibuoni T,Franzitta G,Garrabou J,Geloso T,Ghanem R,Gori A,Hervat M,Izquierdo-Muñoz A,Linares C,La Mesa G,Merotto L,Micallef R,Miliou A,Minelli A,Moschella P,Pannacciulli F,Panzalis P,Pavičić M,Petrou A,Ramos-Esplá AA,Saponari L,Scarcella G,Spoto M,Stagličić N,Vrdoljak D,Weitzmann B,Schembri PJ
ClimateFish A Collaborative Database to Track the Abundance of Selected Coastal Fish Species as Candidate Indicators of Climate Change in the Mediterranean Sea
Published
2022
DOI
ISBN
10.3389/fmars.2022.910887
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Projects

Project CASCADE
Project CREATE
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Gear

GoPro 10 Hero with accessories and underwater housing
Canon 60 D with IKELITE underwater housing and lights
Beach seine for sampling of juvenile fish assemblages
Manta net for microplastic sampling
Olympus SZX12 stereo microscope with camera (x2)
Plankton net
YSI multiparameter handheld probe
Various trammel and gill-nets used for experimental sampling