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Adriatic Network for Marine Ecosystem

Project Summary

The overall objective of ADRINET is to improve a joint coastal management system and create governance plans to preserve biodiversity and coastal ecosystems inside the Programme area, whose territories share the same issues in terms of pollution, over-exploitation of fish stocks, illegal fishery, fish sophistication and ‘ghost fishing’. The project includes investments in technology, to map fishing routes and monitor sea pollution, and provides services, scientific support and skills for fisheries professionals and consumers, in order to make fish consumption safer and compliant with EU rules and guidelines.

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Total budget 1.075.567,00 EUR
EU Contribution IPA co-financing 85%
Duration 2018 / 2020

Main Outputs

-    Environmental Risk Management Plan
-    Set up of Centres of References in Italy, Albania, Montenegro
-    Joint Coastal Management Tool 
-    Ghost-nets removal and disposal through anti-ghost fishing actions 
-    Pilot action: endowment of fishing equipment with RFID micro-chips
-    Capacity building for fishermen

Project Partnership
Lead Partner
Università degli Studi di Bari (IT) - Contacts: Elvira Tarsitano - elvira.tarsitano[at]uniba.it
Project Partners
  1. Comune di Castro (IT)
  2. Opština Herceg Novi (ME)
  3. Univerzitet Crne Gore (ME)
  4. Universiteti Bujqesor i Tiranes (AL)
  5. Keshilli i Qarkut Vlore (AL)