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Poster: Deep–Sea Sponges of the Indian Ocean








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    Deep-Sea Sponges of the Mediterranean Sea (poster) 2017
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    This poster includes a selection of important deep-sea sponge taxa known to occur in the Mediterranean Sea. Each taxon is described using on-deck, laboratory or underwater photos, and information on their morphology, characteristics, texture, important identification characters, colour, size and depth of occurrence are also provided. A section on similar looking invertebrates is also included. The objective of this poster is to assist fishers and fishery observers in the identification of these poorly known species at sea. It is also aimed at generating awareness and understanding of these deep-sea vunerable organisms.
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    Poster: Deep-Sea Corals of the Mediterranean Sea 2017
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    This poster includes a selection of important deep-sea coral taxa known to occur in the Mediterranean Sea. Each taxon is described using on-deck, laboratory or underwater photos, and information on their morphology, characteristics, texture, important identification characters, colour, size and depth of occurrence are also provided. A section on similar looking invertebrates is also included. The objective of this poster is to assist fishers and fishery observers in the identification of these poorly known species at sea. It is also aimed at generating awareness and understanding of these deep-sea vunerable organisms.
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    Technical measures and environmental risk assessments for deep-sea sponge conservation 2021
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    SponGES is a research and innovation project funded under the H2020 Blue Growth initiative. It aims at “Improving the preservation and sustainable exploitation of Atlantic marine ecosystems” and at developing an integrated ecosystem-based approach to preserve and sustainably use deep-sea sponge ecosystems of the North Atlantic. Reducing the impacts of deep-sea bottom fishing in the high seas on these ecosystems is an important element of an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management. States and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) have implemented a variety of measures to avoid and mitigate impacts of deep-sea bottom fishing on sponges, and have established methods for ecological risk assessment. Specific information to inform these risk assessments is often lacking but SponGES spurred unprecedented research on deep-sea sponges in the North Atlantic, resulting in improved knowledge and understanding of sponge distribution, ecological function, impacts of human activities and climate change, role in the deep-sea ecosystem, and their potential economic contributions through biotechnological components. This publication serves as a comprehensive review of existing governance mechanisms to protect sponge ecosystem function in the deep sea. It also presents appropriate elements to be included in an ecological risk assessment of anthropogenic stressors and contributes to producing a strategy to incorporate sponge ground functions into management frameworks.

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