Monica Barone

Monica Barone
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | FAO · Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Doctor of Philosophy in Evolutionary Biology

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Publications (22)
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This publication covers 16 shark species that are globally distributed and are of major importance owing to either their conservation status or because they are a main target for the international trade in the fins. This guide focuses on fresh to partially dried first dorsal fins, pectoral fins and whole caudal fins. The species are arranged in tax...
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The Mediterranean Large Elasmobranchs Monitoring (MEDLEM) database contains over 3000 records (more than 4000 individuals) of large elasmobranch species from 20 different countries around the Mediterranean and Black seas, observed from 1666 to 2017. The main species included in the archive are the devil fish (1 813 individuals), the basking shark (...
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Species diversity assessments are an important step to evaluate the conservation status of a community, both in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. These assessments are pivotal if related to both, the constant increase of human pressure on ecosystems and the anthropogenic climate change occurring nowadays. Sharks and rays are globally threatened, a...
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The past decade has seen a considerable rise in international concern regarding the conservation status of sharks and rays. The demand for highly prized shark commodities continues to fuel the international trade and gives fisheries incentive to use these resources, which have a low intrinsic capability to recover. Recognising the urgency for regul...
Technical Report
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Some species and stocks of sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras (termed shark in this review) are rapidly depleting due to climate change, land-based influences and overfishing. These pressures, coupled with sharks’ low reproductive potential (slow growth and delayed maturation; long reproductive cycles; low fecundity; and long lifespans) place shark...
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The current shift of fishery efforts towards the deep sea is raising concern about the vulnerability of deep-water sharks, which are often poorly studied and characterized by problematic taxonomy. For instance, in the Mediterranean Sea the taxonomy of genus Centrophorus has not been clearly unravelled yet. Since proper identification of the species...
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Sharks are among the oldest residents of the planet, they possess a unique value as top predators and constitute irreplaceable elements of marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, contemporary narratives widely presented in popular mainstream media have attached an utterly negative connotation to sharks, propagating an unsubstantiated and fabricated image...
Poster
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A small poster for the identification of sharks, skates and rays regulated by law in Italy.
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This identification guide has been developed to support the monitoring of bycatch of vulnerable species in Mediterranean fisheries. The work has been produced within the context of the project “Understanding Mediterranean multi-taxa ‘bycatch’ of vulnerable species and testing mitigation– a collaborative approach” funded by MAVA Foundation through a...
Poster
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The MEDLEM database wants to contribute to an improvement of the knowledge on presence, spatial distribution and by catch of large elasmobranchs species in the Mediterranean and Black seas. The Mediterranean basin shows a fish biodiversity and absolute number of species relatively high. In fact, about 6% of the entire world’s fish species occur in it...
Conference Paper
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It is presented the analyses on the MEDLEM (Mediterranean Large Elasmobranchs Monitoring) database that, up to now, contains more than 2000 records and over 2700 individuals of large elasmobranchs in the Mediterranean coming from 20 different countries. The main species represented in the archive are devil rays (736 individuals), basking sharks (ab...
Poster
The Mediterranean Large Elasmobranchs Monitoring (MEDLEM) database contains more than 2000 records (n>3000 individuals) of large elasmobranchs species from 20 different countries around the Mediterranean Sea caught or observed from 1666 to 2014. The main species represented in the archive are devil rays (736 individuals), basking sharks (682 indivi...
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Questo volume rappresenta uno strumento per l’acquisizione delle infor- mazioni provenienti da catture accidentali, avvistamenti e da eventuale bycatch della pesca professionale in genere. Nelle diverse schede sono rappresentate le misure da rilevare delle principali caratteristiche di questi pesci. Le informazioni acquisite sono poi registrate...
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This review focuses on the 26 top shark-fishing countries, areas and territories determined as those reporting at least 1 percent of global shark catches during the decade from 2000 to 2009 and ten RFMOs. Eighty-four (84) percent of the global shark catches reported to FAO from 2000 to 2009 was from the 26 top shark-fishing countries, areas and te...
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The Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias, Linnaeus 1758), is an apex predator living in almost all the seas of the world, preferring cold-temperate and temperate waters among the 8 and the 25°C. The Great White Shark occurs in both inshore and offshore waters. Known bathymetric range is from just below the surface to just above the bottom down...
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The field identification guide surveys marine organisms of commercial and potential commercial importance. The region covered extends from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey proceeding in a general southwestern direction to that of Morocco. Species were selected carefully according to economic interest, commonness and sometimes according to their en...
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In the Mediterranean Sea the family Rajidae is represented by four genera and 16 possible valid species. The classification of these species is problematical as the identification is made difficult for the lack of simple morphometric references that would allow the use of adequate taxonomic keys. Some uncertainty is present in the taxonomy of this...
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This study was aimed at the acquisition of basic life-history information on Raja asterias through an objective approach in the assignment of maturity stage, using both histological techniques and a multivariate analysis aimed at macroscopic evaluations of the reproductive system. The samples examined were collected from landings of commercial traw...
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Data on abundance and distribution of skates collected from 1985 to 2004 during scientific trawl surveys as part of the Italian national GRUND project (GRUppo Nazionale risorse Demersali) and from 1994 to 2004 during the European Community MEDITS project (MEDIterranean Trawl Survey) were analysed. Despite of the objective difficulties in the identi...

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