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A Perspective for Best Governance of the Bari Canyon Deep-Sea Ecosystems

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ISMAR-CNR, Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
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Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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CoNISMa, Piazzale Flaminio 9, 00196 Roma, Italy
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IUCN—Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, C/Marie Curie No. 22 (PTA), 29590 Málaga, Spain
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Strada Statale 16 Sud Complanare Ovest 92, 70126 Bari, Italy
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COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca, Stazione Sperimentale per lo Studio delle Risorse del Mare, Via dei Trulli 18/20, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy
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Academic Editor: Genuario Belmonte
Water 2021, 13(12), 1646; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121646
Received: 11 May 2021 / Revised: 4 June 2021 / Accepted: 7 June 2021 / Published: 11 June 2021
There is growing awareness of the impact of fishery activities on fragile and vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems, stimulating actions devoted to their protection and best management by national and international organizations. The Bari Canyon in the Adriatic Sea represents a good case study of this, since it hosts vulnerable ecosystems, threatened species, as well as valuable commercial species, but virtually lacks substantial management plans for the sustainable use of resources. This study documents the high level of biodiversity of the Bari Canyon and the impact of human activities by analyzing remotely operated vehicle surveys and benthic lander deployments. An integrated socio-economic study provides information on fishing pressure in the Bari Canyon and in the surrounding areas. Finally, measures of conservation, protection, and management are discussed and suggested for this remarkable site in the context of the deep Mediterranean Sea. View Full-Text
Keywords: canyon; VME; biodiversity; fisheries; conservation; management; Mediterranean canyon; VME; biodiversity; fisheries; conservation; management; Mediterranean
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Angeletti, L.; D’Onghia, G.; Otero, M.d.M.; Settanni, A.; Spedicato, M.T.; Taviani, M. A Perspective for Best Governance of the Bari Canyon Deep-Sea Ecosystems. Water 2021, 13, 1646. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121646

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Angeletti L, D’Onghia G, Otero MdM, Settanni A, Spedicato MT, Taviani M. A Perspective for Best Governance of the Bari Canyon Deep-Sea Ecosystems. Water. 2021; 13(12):1646. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121646

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Angeletti, Lorenzo, Gianfranco D’Onghia, Maria d.M. Otero, Antonio Settanni, Maria T. Spedicato, and Marco Taviani. 2021. "A Perspective for Best Governance of the Bari Canyon Deep-Sea Ecosystems" Water 13, no. 12: 1646. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121646

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