CHORUS Institute is in the process of finalising the practical guide “Passive Acoustic Monitoring of corbs: from measurement to management” intended for MPA managers. It will be published on MedPAN’s website in November. It is addressed to all managers interested in using passive acoustics to monitor vulnerable fish species such as the corb.

The objective of the guide is to provide a standardized method for the passive acoustic monitoring of corbs with practical examples and instructions, as well as to propose the integration of monitoring into management actions.

Corbs in the Tavolara-Punta Coda Cavallo AMP (Photo by Lucia Di Iorio)

The PAMGEST project, “Passive Acoustic Monitoring for the Protection and Management of Marine Wildlife: Application to the Sciaena umbra corb” has demonstrated the usefulness of passive acoustics for monitoring vulnerable and exploited Mediterranean fish species. It represents a complementary, non-invasive, easy to set up and inexpensive monitoring technique. It helps to fill knowledge gaps about the distribution, behaviour and reproduction of the corb, using a combination of acoustic recordings on a large spatial and temporal scale.

The PAMGEST project is funded by the French Global Environment Fund (FFEM) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. This project was selected as part of a regular MedPAN Call for Small Projects. It started in July 2020 and will end in September 2020.

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