The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Seafood Processing and Marine Biotechnology active in the time period 2003-2022.
BlueBio is an ERA-NET COFUND created to directly identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Creation of a knowledge base on the identification and distribution of non-native species in the Italian seas
Franco Andaloro
ISPRA - Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (Italy)
NA - Not available (Not available)
€ NA
Non-indigenous species (NIS) represent one of the main threats for world biodiversity, both in the terrestrial and in the marine environment, to such an extent that they are an important subject of several international conventions and directives aiming at safeguarding the environment. Since 2002, the Institute of Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of the Environment, conceived a research project to comply with Article 8h of the Convention on Biological Diversity - aiming at preventing the introduction of, controlling or eradicating those alien species which threaten ecosystems, habitats or species - and with Article 13 of the Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity Protocol of the Barcelona Convention - focusing on regulating intentional or accidental introduction of non-indigenous or genetically modified species in nature. This project had the purpose of monitoring marine NIS in Italian seas and, more generally, in the whole Mediterranean Sea which is estimated to be the most invaded sea in the world, counting to date 955 NIS.
Alien species; Monitoring; Impacts;
Ligurian and North Tyrrhenian Sea (GSA 9) South Tyrrhenian Sea (GSA 10) South of Sicily (GSA 16)
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