Fish Forum Conference in Rome

We participated in FishForum! - the first joint conference of all stakeholders on fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) in Rome under motto "Bringing Science, Seas and People together" As part of the conference we have also presented our research on the wrecks "Vis" at Kamenjak, Istria and "Ledenik" at Sestrunja Island as a potential for preserving the fish community, encouraging diving tourism, but also additional value for small coastal fishing.

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Be became official partners of MedPAN network! ?

At the annual General Assembly of members of MedPAN (network of managers of marine protected areas in the Med), the Society 20000 Leagues was accepted as the official partner of this organization. The General Assembly was held as part of a knowledge exchange workshop in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on the subject of small coastal fishing which we were unfortunately unable to attend. Happy news has come to us from our partners! http://medpan.org/about/medpan/members-and-partners/#M This may be our vote that brought us the partnership :) (Photo: MedPAN-network)

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Workshop on MPAs in Montenegro

Workshops "Habitat Directive" and "Protected Marine and Coastal Areas in Montenegro" were organized at the Institute for Marine Biology in Kotor on November 19th. The issue of protected areas, and in particular the development of the Natura 2000 network in Montenegro, has become increasingly relevant to Montenegro's accession to the European Union. We have responded to the invitation of our dear partners from MedCEM, who are co-organizers of this event as part of the project "Empowering legal fisheries in the future Montenegrin MPAs." We presented our research on fish communities in Croatian MPAs compared with fish communities in Montenegrin future MPAs that we did in 2017. Also, we shared our knowledge and experience in collaboration with Public Institutions and stakeholders, citizens, fishermen, etc. and what can be the role of an NGO in the process of forming a Natura 2000 network.

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24. Ocean Optics conference in Dubrovnik

From 7th till the 12th of October Dubrovnik was the host of the 24th Ocean Optics conference The conference attracted experts and scientists from 35 countries across the world. Main organizer of the conference is The Oceanography Society (TOS). A diverse audience of active practitioners in the field, including oceanographers, marine ecologists, limnologists, optical engineers, marine resource managers, and policy professionals from around the world gathered in Dubrovnik. 20000 Leagues participate in the conference with a poster presentation from Hrvoje Čižmek with a theme of: The base of the food web and its key players: a case study of the oligotrophic southern Adriatic Sea. The research behind the presentation was a common effort of a lot of experts, most noticeable some of them from the Faculty of Science from Zagreb, The Ruđer Bošković Institute and NASA.

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20000 Leagues on Croatian Biological Congress

From September 19 to 23 we participated in the 13th Croatian Biological Congress. In addition to presenting a broad spectrum of our activities, research and interest, we have enjoyed absorbing knowledge and news from our colleagues! Hrvoje Čižmek presented the research on microplastics in sea cucumbers, noble pen shell research from the Small lake of Mljet National Park and the research on the fish community with silent diving; while Barbara Čolić presented a study of fish communities depending on the habitat types. See you on the next one in three years.

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