Elisabetta B. Morello

Elisabetta B. Morello
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Marine Science ISMAR

PhD

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Introduction
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Additional affiliations
December 2018 - present
FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
Position
  • Fishery Resources Officer
January 2017 - November 2018
FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
Position
  • Consultant
December 2014 - December 2016

Publications

Publications (42)
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This third edition of the State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries provides a comprehensive overview of the status of fisheries in the region, looking at their main features and trends, in order to better inform their management and better examine current and future challenges that they will face in the near future. The aim of this report is...
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Knowledge of connectivity among subpopulations is fundamental in the identification of the appropriate geographical scales for stock status evaluation and management, the identification of areas with greater retention rates, and space‐based fisheries management. Here, an integration of hydrodynamic, biological and habitat models results is used to...
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The crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), Acanthaster cf. solaris, is one of the main contributors to declines in coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and remains one of the major acute disturbances on coral reefs throughout much of the Indo-Pacific. Extensive control programs on the GBR involve manual culling of COTS in the field, and research i...
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With increasing metal prices and declining ore grades, new mines are getting larger and mine waste disposal and management have become more difficult, particularly from an environmental perspective. While technologies keep on improving, the available space for terrestrial mine waste disposal is limited. Thus, several coastal countries still conside...
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The 2018 edition of The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries (SoMFi 2018), the flagship publication of the GFCM, provides a comprehensive overview of regional and subregional trends in Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries. Bringing together data and indicators submitted by GFCM contracting and cooperating non-contracting parties on stoc...
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The decline of coral cover on Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has largely been attributed to the cumulative pressures of tropical cyclones, temperature induced coral bleaching, and predation by crown of thorns starfish (CoTS). In such a complex system, the effectiveness of any management intervention will only become apparent over decadal time...
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At present, the assessment and management of Adriatic Sea fishery resources are based on data that do not fully account for the complex spatial patterns arising from fleet behavior and/or species' behavior and biology, mainly because logbooks do not guarantee adequate coverage of the fishing activity exerted by the fleet. For data collection, the A...
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The crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci (COTS) has contributed greatly to declines in coral cover on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and remains one of the major acute disturbances on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Despite uncertainty about the underlying causes of outbreaks and the management responses that might address them, few studies have...
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Bianchetto [“white” late-larval and juvenile stages (‘fry’) mainly of sardine (Sardina pilchardus)] was fished traditionally along most of the Italian coast. The Gulf of Manfredonia (southwest Adriatic Sea) hosts a sardine nursery which was historically exploited by the bianchetto fishery using trawlnets; the fishery was banned in 2010. Here, we mo...
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Sardine (Sardina pilchardus, Walbaum, 1792) and anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus, Linnaeus, 1758) are two commercially important coastal pelagic species. The important ecological role of these two species in Mediterranean ecosystems has been recently highlighted and in the Adriatic in particular, anchovy and sardine have been found to play an essent...
Technical Report
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The Pilbara shelf is an important area of ecological and development significance. Activities such as offshore gas and petroleum extraction and processing, major port developments, and commercial and recreational fishing occur together with primary natural resource conservation areas. Managers need information on habitats and biodiversity distribut...
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Reduction of complexity and capacity to evaluate management strategies are important considerations when modelling complex ecosystems. Models of Intermediate Complexity for Ecosystem assessments (MICE) achieve this by representing interactions among a restricted number of crucial species in the ecosystem considered. MICE applications are question-d...
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Sustained observations allow for the tracking of change in oceanography and ecosystems, however, these are rare, particularly for the Southern Hemisphere. To address this in part, the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) implemented a network of nine National Reference Stations (NRS). The network builds on one long-term location, wh...
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Ecological thresholds, associated with abrupt changes in the state and organisation of ecosystems, challenge both scientists and managers. Adaptive response to such changes, and planning for their occurrence, requires an understanding of the underlying drivers and system responses as well as appropriate monitoring. In addition to field studies, mod...
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The crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) Acanthaster planci is one of the largest causes of coral cover loss on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Numerous trophic-mediated and anthropogenic- related hypotheses, singly or in combination, have been proposed to explain COTS outbreaks, but the evidence remains inconclusive. There is, however, an urgent need f...
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The National Reference Station (NRS) network, part of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), is designed to provide the baseline multi-decadal time series required to understand how large-scale, long-term change and variability in the global ocean are affecting Australia’s coastal ocean ecosystems. High temporal resolution observati...
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Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, is of great commercial importance throughout the NE Atlantic and Mediterranean, where it lives in burrows within muddy sediments. In several European countries it is assessed by means of towed underwater TV techniques. These are particularly suited to N. norvegicus because, for a number of reasons, the applicati...
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The Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, is mainly targeted by bottom trawlers whose selectivity (mesh size = 40 mm stretch) with respect to this species is poor producing large quantities of discards both in terms of demersal fish species and undersized Nephrops. The Pomo pit (central Adriatic Sea) is a very important nursery area for European hak...
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Stakeholders increasingly expect ecosystem assessments as part of advice on fisheries management. Quantitative models to support fisheries decision-making may be either strategic (‘big picture’, direction-setting and contextual) or tactical (focused on management actions on short timescales), with some strategic models informing the development of...
Conference Paper
The National Reference Station (NRS) network, part of Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), is designed to provide the baseline multi decadal time series required to understand how large-scale, long-term change and variability in the global ocean are affecting Australia's coastal ocean ecosystems. High temporal resolution observati...
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Hydraulic dredging that targets the bivalve Chamelea gallina in the northern and central Adriatic Sea (Italy) has been taking place for over 30 years. Seventy-three commercial dredgers harvest the resource within the sandy coastal area of the Ancona Maritime District (central Adriatic Sea). Despite this chronic disturbance, studies aimed at investi...
Technical Report
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This project developed a multidisciplinary approach to quantitatively evaluate the ecological effects of trawling on the ecosystem, and delivered analytical tools to evaluate such effects in spatially-explicit contexts under multiple management objectives. The focus of this project was the bentho-pelagic ecosystem of the tiger-endeavour fishing gro...
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The National Reference Station (NRS) network, part of Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), is designed to provide the baseline multi decadal time series required to understand how large-scale, long-term change and variability in the global ocean are affecting Australia's coastal ocean ecosystems. High temporal resolution observati...
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In the western Adriatic Sea the fishery for the clam, Chamelea gallina, by means of hydraulic dredgers is by far the most important bivalve fishery, having reached landings of over 100000 t in the early 1980s. Owing to this intense fishery, the clam population has undergone profound modifications and substantial reductions in biomass throughout the...
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Sardine (Sardina pilchardus, Walbaum, 1792) and anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus, Linnaeus, 1758) are two commercially important coastal pelagic species. The important ecological role of these two species in Mediterranean ecosystems has been recently highlighted and in the Adriatic in particular, anchovy and sardine have been found to play an essent...
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Morello, E. B., Froglia, C., and Atkinson, R. J. A. 2007. Underwater television as a fishery-independent method for stock assessment of Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in the central Adriatic Sea (Italy). – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 64: 1116–1123. Norway lobster is of great commercial importance throughout the NE Atlantic and Mediterrane...
Technical Report
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In project NECESSITY (contract 501605) twenty three institutes and their respective sub-contractors were working together in two Task Groups, i.e. Nephrops and Cetaceans to develop alternative gear modifications and fishing tactics in collaboration with the fishing industry to reduce by-catches in the relevant Nephrops and pelagic fisheries, withou...
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This study provides a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the discards produced by the commercial hydraulic dredging fleet targeting the clam, Chamelea gallina, in two Maritime Districts of the Adriatic Sea (Italy).Overall discards comprised just under 50% of total catch in both Maritime Districts, approximately 30% of which were undersized...
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Hydraulic dredging targeting the bivalve Chamelea gallina in the northern and central Adriatic Sea has been taking place for over 30years. In the period 2000–2001, 73 commercial dredgers harvested the resource within the sandy coastal area of the Ancona Maritime District (central Adriatic Sea). Despite this, no study aimed at investigating the impa...
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This paper reports the observations recorded on the arcid clam, Anadara demiri, from its first reporting in the Adriatic Sea three years ago, when its presence only was noted, to the present day when its invasive potential is confirmed. Repeated recruitment events were observed and confirmed by the co-existence of two or more cohorts within the pop...
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Biogeographia vol. XXV - 2004 (Printed December, 30 ’q 2004) Marine Biogeography of the Mediterranean Sea: patterns and dynamics of biodiversity On the distribution of the allochthonous bivalves Amzdozm inrzequivazlvis (Bruguiere, 1789), Amzolczm demiri (Piani, 1981) and Musculistcz sennouszkz (Benson in Cantor, 1842) in the Adriatic Sea, Italy ELI...
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Scavenging activity in the western Pomo pit fishing grounds (Adriatic sea) was studied by means of baited funnel traps with the aim of evaluating its impact on a hypothetic creeling activity for Nephrops. The isopod Natatolana borealis was the main responsible for bait consumption, which took place completely within 24 hours of trap deployment. Amp...

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