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CONNECT-MED: Connectivity of costal fish in the French Mediterranean

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In order to improve our ecological knowledge of key coastal species exploited in the Mediterranean Sea, the global objective of CONNECT-MED is to unravel the spatial ecology of the seabream (Sparus aurata), seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), the dreamfish (Sarpa salpa), european eel (Anguilla anguilla) and mullet (Mugil sp.), which together represent 50% of the total French artisanal fishery catch. For that purpose a regional network of 138 hydrophones (MARBEC and CEFREM-reseach laboratories), as well as temperature and salinity loggers, were deployed between 2017 and 2019 in coastal lagoons and at sea in the Gulf of Lion. more

The project aims to tag more than 600 individuals, in both the lagoons and at sea (between 2017 and 2020) and the regional hydrophone network will allow tracking of tagge d individuals for several years. This study will allow us to fill some key ecological knowledge gaps for those species such as (1) Estimating the fidelity to one or several lagoons , (2) Quantifying the seasonal use of sea and Lagoons , (3) Estimating the regional connectivity within seasons and (4) Identifying key spawning areas

Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Acoustic telemetry, Tracking, Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758), Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758), Mugil Linnaeus, 1758, Sarpa salpa (Linnaeus, 1758), Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758

Taxonomic coverage
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Mugil Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Sarpa salpa (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), moredata creator
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-01-31
Information last updated: 2023-05-22
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