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A multidisciplinary approach using genetic markers and biological tags in horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) stock structure analysis

Objective

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.

Coordinator

INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA CENTRO OCEANOGRAFICO DE SANTANDER
Address
Promontorio De San Martin Aptdo 240
Santander
Spain

Participants (9)

BUNDESFORSCHUNGSANSTALT FÜR FISCHEREI INSTITUT FÜR SEEFISCHEREI
Germany
Address
Palmaille 9
Hamburg
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE DEL MARE U.L.R. DI UNIVERSITÀ DE LA TUSCIA DIPARTAMENTO DI SCIENZE AMBIENTALI
Italy
Address
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
Viterbo
FUNDAÇÃO DA FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA DEPARTAMENTO DE ZOOLOGIA E ANTROPOLOGIA
Portugal
Address
Bloco C2, Campo Grande
Lisboa
INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY OF CRETE DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY
Greece
Address
Main Port Heraklion Po Box 2214
Heraklion
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF AQUACULTURE
Norway
Address
Nordnesgaten 50 Po Box 1870
Bergen
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO DAS PESCAS E DO MAR
Portugal
Address
Avenida De Brasília
Lisboa
MARINE INSTITUTE FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER
Ireland
Address
Abbotstown
Dublin
UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO DEPARTAMENTO DE BIOQUIMICA, XENETICA E IMMUNOLOXIA
Spain
Address
Facuntade De Ciencias-bioloxia Lagoas Marcosende
Vigo
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
Tillydrone Avenue
Aberdeen