A monitoring network for the Adriatic area
ALGAEADRIA is a bio-toxin monitoring network for the whole Adriatic area in order to collect and process homogeneous information on bio-toxins presence in the Adriatic sea. The network will involve, both at technical/scientific and institutional level, the Italian Adriatic regions Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Marche, Molise, Abruzzo and Puglia and the trans-border countries Croatia, Montenegro and Albania.
Aim of the project is the collection and processing of data in order to monitor the whole Adriatic Sea water quality, as well as to make available the considered data for all the subjects involved in sea bio-toxins, such as veterinary and public health institutions, hygiene and food security as well as business operators directly involved.
The toxic marine seaweeds phenomenon has been recently detected and seems to be in progressive expansion. In this way itís a significant threat for fishery resources, fishery-connected activities and human health. The main problem about bio-toxins is the possibility of concentration in shellfishes, so the assimilation from the human body caused by ingestion.