Merluccius merluccius Nursery map (EMODnet)

Data derives from Sergio Ragonese's article, published on July 2017. Aim of this paper is to establish discrete (well delimited and not diffuse) nurseries of the Merluccius merluccius in the Mediterranean Sea. Data were collected from available pre-reviewed journal and grey literature concerning nurseries of the Mediterranean demersal fish and shellfish stock, in order to select those cases in which discrete areas of hight, stable and persistant concentration of undersize fish were individuated.For more informations refer to

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Original title
Original abstract
Topic category
  • biological_characteristics
Sub category Recruitment, spawing and nursery areas
Resource language English
Domain area
  • italy_marine_areas
Provider EMODnet
Data portal EMODnet
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - polygon
Coordinate reference system
    Web services
    • OGC-WMS
    • OGC-WFS
    Derives from
    Derived datasets
    Successor of
    Predecessor of
    Temporal extent 2017-07-01
    Spatial extent
    Data accessibility
    Validation level Research
    Additional information
    Metadata completeness Complete

    Additional info - MSP - Environment

    Species, habitats, ecosystems, pressures

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    MSFD Classes
    • Species - Fish
    • Ecosystems, including food webs - Biological characteristics
    MSFD Descriptors/Criteria
    • D1 Biodiversity - fish
    • D3 Commercial fish and shellfish
    • D1C4 Population distributional range and pattern
    • D3C2 Spawning stock biomass (SSB)
    • D3C3 Population age/size distribution
    Non MSFD Classes

        Additional info - MSP - Oceanographic and CC

        Physics, biochemistry, EOV, ECV

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          Additional info - MSP - Conservation

          Protected areas, OECM, IBA, EBSA, CCH, IMMA, ...

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            Additional info - MSP - Maritime activities

            Aquaculture, fishing, transport, energy, ...

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            Activity types

              Additional info - MSP - Coastal & Land use and planning

              Land use, land cover, planning (strategic, coordination, operational)

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                Additional info - MSP - Socio-economic

                Living and non-living resources, shipping, tourism, energy, ...

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                Activity types
                  Value types

                      Additional info - MSP - Ecosystem Services

                      Provisioning, regulation & maintenance, cultural

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                      CICES classes

                        Additional info - MSP - Legal, Governance & Planning

                        Strategic, legislation, planning, administrative, enforcement

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                            Who is in charge?

                            Additional info - MSP - Relevance

                            Relevance of the dataset / resource in supporting the MSP process at different spatial scales and temporal frames

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                            Relevance (spatial and temporal)
                            • International - present - High
                            • International - future - High
                            • National - present - High
                            • National - future - High
                            • Sub-area - present - High
                            • Sub-area - future - High
                            • Local - present - High
                            • Local - future - High