OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS:
The overall objective of this proposal is the biological stock identification of the horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) throughout its whole range, from North-eastern Atlantic to Mediterranean Sea. This goal will be achieved integrating both established and innovative approaches such as genetic markers, other biological tags (morphometry, parasites), tagging experiments and life history traits (growth, reproduction and distribution).
The proposed research will therefore set-up an improved multidisciplinary tool for fish stock identification, and an exhaustive knowledge of horse mackerel stock structure, in order to allow an enhanced management of this resource in EU waters in short, medium and long term. To achieve the overall objective the following complementary goals will be pursued: - identification of horse mackerel populations and stocks from the Mediterranean Sea and North-east Atlantic using different molecular generic markers.
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