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Are sustainable fishing methods possible in the Mediterranean Sea? Marine barriers, acoustic and light deterrents trials in the Mediterranean Sea.

Are sustainable fishing methods possible in the Mediterranean Sea? Marine barriers, acoustic and light deterrents trials in the Mediterranean Sea.

One of the main impacts of commercial fishing is the bycatch of non-target species which produces significant effects on fish stocks but also on sharks, cetaceans and turtles, representing one of the main threats. Marine biodiversity is therefore at great risk of conservation, but so are small-scale fishermen. Two EU-funded research projects of the University of Siena aim to reduce interactions between dolphins, turtles and fishing activities, using acoustic (pingers for dolphins) and luminous (UV-LED lights for turtles) to reduce their mortality and avoid economic damage to fishermen.




Are sustainable fishing methods possible in the Mediterranean Sea? Marine barriers, acoustic and light deterrents trials in the Mediterranean Sea.

Monitoraggio Ambiente Marino e Terrestre - Conservazione della Natura (MAGIAMARE - SIENA)

Letizia Marsili is the scientific coordinator of the research group "Monitoraggio Ambiente Marino e Terrestre - Conservazione della Natura (MAGIAMARE - SIENA)". She is Associated Professor at University of Siena and Rector's Deputy for students and student citizenship. During her career she has developed several non-lethal techniques to study the presence and the effects of environmental contaminant in terrestrial and marine organisms. To conduct her research she uses a multidisciplinary approach to assess the environmental quality of marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.



 Research
  D.16 (pav. D) - Università di Siena
 2021

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