What is the aim of the GHOST project?
The GHOST project, co-funded by the LIFE + Biodiversity Instrument of the European Union, promotes tangible measures to reduce the effects of ALDFG and to improve the biodiversity of rocky habitats in the coastal areas of the north Adriatic Sea.
What are the general objectives?
- To provide methods and best practices to preserve good ecological conditions in the rocky habitats of the north Adriatic sea.
- To assess the impact of ALDFG on biodiversity.
- To estimate the economic value of the ecosystem benefits resulting from ALDFG removal/reduction.
What are the specific objectives?
- To assess the impact of ghost nets on the fish and benthic communities in the tegnùe, which arerocky outcrops off the Veneto coast.
- To help improve the tegnùebiodiversity by removing ALDFG.
- To test the efficiency of the methods used to map and remove ALDFG in the tegnùe, and apply them to similar coastal habitats.
- To suggest how to dispose of and/or recycle both recovered and outdated gear and nets properly.
- To develop an operative protocol for ALDFG management in coastal areas.
- To draw up a proposal with stakeholders to regulate ALDFG management in the Veneto region.