Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 14, 1461–1482, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1461-2018

Special issue: Coastal marine infrastructure in support of monitoring, science,...

Ocean Sci., 14, 1461–1482, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1461-2018

Research article 27 Nov 2018

Research article | 27 Nov 2018

Linking sardine recruitment in coastal areas to ocean currents using surface drifters and HF radar: a case study in the Gulf of Manfredonia, Adriatic Sea

Roberta Sciascia et al.

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Understanding the role of ocean currents in the recruitment of commercially important fish is an important step toward developing sustainable resource management guidelines. Here, we attempt to elucidate the role of surface ocean transport in supplying recruits of European sardines to the Gulf of Manfredonia, a known recruitment area in the Adriatic Sea. We find that transport to the Gulf of Manfredonia from remote spawing areas in the Adriatic is more likely than local spawning and retention.