Laboratory of Fisheries Science

About the lab

Laboratory of Fisheries Science deals with pelagic and demersal fish species, crustaceans, cephalopods, and bivalves. Majority of research is focused on commercially important species of the Adriatic Sea- sardine, anchovy, chub mackerel, mackerel, bonito, hake, common Pandora, St. Peter’s fish, monkfish, barbell, squid, musky octopus, shrimp, oyster, Mediterranean scallop, etc.

Laboratory conducts permanent monitoring of:

  • biology and ecology of the target species (age, reproduction, growth, feeding, sclerochronology)
  • spatial-temporal distribution of the most important species (scientific expeditions)
  • status, dynamics, abundance, and assessment of populations based on composition, structure, and distribution
  • population status of commercially most important species in the critical areas (nursery and spawning grounds), their identification, and locations
  • bycatch and discard species in commercial and scientific fisheries as descriptors for the state of habitat
  • impact of fisheries on biological diversity.

Additionally, different interdisciplinary research connecting biological parameters of the population with changes in the environment with the aim of a better and holistic understanding of the linkage between biology and ecology of the species and their habitat

Besides adding to the general knowledge of the biology, ecology, and population dynamics of target species, Laboratory work is based on determining and recommending the best way to achieve eco-based management in order to preserve and protect valuable resources.

Staff

Publications

Publikacije
Peharda M, Uvanović H, Castrillejo M, Ezgeta-Balić D, Vrgoč N
Re Examining age and growth increments of the clam Venus verrucosa
Published
2023
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.fishres.2023.106812
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Publikacije
Uvanović H, Peharda M, Pavin N, Thébault J, Mazzoldi C, Mihanović H, Župan I
Developing a sclerochronology network in the Adriatic Sea Growth synchrony among populations of Callista chione
Published
2023
DOI
ISBN
10.1016/j.rsma.2023.103009
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Publikacije
Thébault J, Uvanović H, Amice E, Chauvaud L, Peharda M
Influence of seaice dynamics on coastal Antarctic benthos A case study on lantern clams Laternula elliptica in Adélie Land
Published
2023
DOI
ISBN
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2023.106220
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Projects

Monitoring of the marine biological resources as part of the National Plan for the collection of data in the fisheries of the Republic of Croatia
Project ARGOS
Project Blue-connect
Project ITACA
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Equipment

Plankton net
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