Francesco MasnadiStockholm University | SU · Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Studying the links between cyanobacteria blooms and fish ecology in the Baltic Sea
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Citations since 2017
15 Research Items
Marine Biologist with knowledge and skills related to Fisheries Biology and Stock Assessment and management of fisheries resources.
September 2018 - January 2023
- "Monitoring and analysis of catches of sole and other benthic species in the Mediterranean Sea" Main objectives: Stock assessment of the main commercial demersal species of the Adriatic Sea.
July 2017 - September 2018
CMR Cooperativa Mare Ricerca
- - Environmental impact assessment of offshore gas platforms over fish population. - SoleMon project. - Stock Assessment (XSA, a4a, SCAA, SS3 medols; FLR-project)
February 2016 - February 2017
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina e Ecologia Applicata (CIBM) di Livorno
- Master's Student
- Participation in scientific surveys like MEDITS, CAMPBIOL and MINOUW
In the Mediterranean Sea, Aristaeomorpha foliacea and Aristeus antennatus are the most important target species of deep-sea trawl fisheries. Previous studies performed in several areas of the Mediterranean highlighted the key role played by both environmental factors, such as temperature, and anthropogenic activities, such as fishing, in affecting...
Fishery discard survival depends on multiple conditions; caution is essential when survival study outputs are employed to support management decisions. The study presents a stepwise procedure, devised to estimate discard survival, that accounts for the variability characterizing commercial fishing practices. The procedure was applied to the first s...
Information on stock status is available only for a few of the species forming the catch assemblage of rapido fishery of the North-central Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea). Species that are caught almost exclusively by this gear, either as target (such as Pectinidae) or accessory catches (such as flatfishes apart from the common sole), remain unass...
International scientific fishery survey programmes systematically collect samples of target stocks’ biomass and abundance and use them as the basis to estimate stock status in the framework of stock assessment models. The research surveys can also inform decision makers about Essential Fish Habitat conservation and help define harvest control rules...
The COVID-19 pandemic had major impacts on the seafood supply chain, also reducing fishing activity. It is worth asking if the fish stocks in the Mediterranean Sea, which in most cases have been in overfishing conditions for many years, may have benefitted from the reduction in the fishing pressure. The present work is the first attempt to make a q...
Commission Decision of 25 February 2016 setting up a Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, C(2016) 1084, OJ C 74, 26.2.2016, p. 4–10. The Commission may consult the group on any matter relating to marine and fisheries biology, fishing gear technology, fisheries economics, fisheries governance, ecosystem effects of fisheries, a...
The main objective of the workshop was to review the recommendations of WKREF1 and consider how these might feed into a new reference points framework and guidelines for ICES. There were a number of presentations on the wider issues of best practice for reference points, the Allee effect, density dependence and the WKIRISH approach. The starting po...
The status of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea is critical: most of the fish and shellfish stocks are in overexploitation and only half of them are routinely assessed. This manuscript presents the use of Surplus Production Models (SPMs) as a valid option to increase the number of assessed stocks, with specific attention to the Adriatic ba...
The presence of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea is much higher than in other European seas, and understanding the reasons behind the range expansion of this invasive species is important for minimising any possible impacts to the already highly pressurised Mediterranean marine ecosystem. In this work, a brief description of sightings of t...
Summary: https://marine.copernicus.eu/news/ocean-state-report-5-summary-now-available Full report: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1755876X.2021.1946240
The Working Group on Beam Trawl Surveys (WGBEAM) coordinates and implements European inshore and offshore beam trawl surveys, including planning, standardization, data transmission and data quality assurance. The group also coordinates the Italian/Croatian/Slovenian beam trawl survey in the Adriatic Sea as there is no other body in the EU coordinat...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Working Group on Stock Assessment of Demersal Species (WGSAD) benchmark session for the assessment of common sole (Solea solea) in the Adriatic Sea 1-geographical subarea (GSA) 17-was held online on 12-16 April 2021. The objective of the meeting was to perform a full analysis and review of the information and methods used to...
The effects of environmental and anthropogenic factors on bathyal fish communities (depth range 500-700 m) in the Ligurian and northern Tyrrhenian Seas were investigated through the analysis of MEDITS time series (1994-2015). Results show that current intensity promotes an increase in fish biomass, while high fishing effort is associated with a red...
Con il declino delle risorse alieutiche provenienti da acque costiere poco profonde, la crescente domanda e le nuove tecnologie, la pesca si sta espandendo, a livello globale, in acque sempre più profonde. Nel Mediterraneo tale espansione è motivata dall'alto valore commerciale dei gamberi di profondità Aristeus antennatus e Aristaeomorpha foliacea...