In September and October 2014, the DeFishGear project was presented at two events in Montenegro.
Namely, at the end of September 2014, the “First Conference on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Adriatic Sea” was organised in the premises of one of the DeFishGear project partners - “Institute of Marine Biology” in Kotor, Montenegro. Almost 50 scientists from Russia, Serbia, Italy, Albania, Croatia and Montenegro attended this conference at which 26 different papers were presented.
Conference was a continuation of cooperation in the framework of an agreement between the University of S. Yu Vitte from Moscow, University of Montenegro, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Institute of Marine Biology.
Within the component relating to the presentation of results of research projects under the theme of the Adriatic Sea, its wildlife and impacts on ecosystems, Ms Branka Pestoric from the Institute of Marine Biology presented the DeFishGear project, including its objectives, activities and planned results.
In addition to the event above, in October 2014, the Institute of Marine Biology in Kotor also participated in the “Open Days of Science”, organised by the Ministry of Science, Montenegro. The Institute was visited by high-level delegation, headed by prof. dr. Sanja Vlahovic, Minister of Science, His Excellency the Ambassador of Montenegro to Italy Mr. Vojin Vlahovic, and senior representatives of CNR - Italy. Within the programme, the Institute prepared a series of interesting presentations for visitors. One of the presentations was about the DeFishGear project, during which the visitors were provided with detailed information about the project. Project leaflets were also distributed during the event.