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Foto Francesco LongoResearch fellow
Department of Integrative Marine Ecology (EMI)

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Sicily Marine Centre
Villa Pace - Contrada Porticatello, 29
98167 Messina – Italia

E-mail: francesco.longo(at)szn.it
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Supervisor: Pietro Battaglia
Appointed on project: PO FEAMP Campania 2014/2020

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My research activities focus on fisheries management and the sustainable use of fish resources, with particular attention to small-scale fishing. I have experience in the fisheries stakeholders’ involvement, especially fishermen, in the process to develop the co-management systems in order to promote sustainable use of fisheries resources. I have skill in the collection of biological, socio-economic fishing data, on catches and effort both on board and at the landing places and also about the national and community legislation on fisheries.
My other research topics include age and growth estimation in fish using otolith analysis, particularly in mesopelagic and bathypelagic fish species, and the taxonomy of Mediterranean cephalopods and fish. In recent times, I also study the impact of marine litter on marine organisms, including elasmobranchs and cephalopod species.

Selected Publications

Bottari T, Profeta A, Spanò N, Longo F, Rinelli P. (2017). New Host Records for the Marine Fish Ectoparasite Argulus vittatus (Crustacea: Branchiura: Argulidae). Comparative Parasitology, 84(1), 64-66.

Pedà C, Battaglia P, D’Alessandro M, Laface F, Malara D, Consoli P, Vicchio TM, Longo F, Andaloro F, Baini M, Galli M, Fossi MC, Bottari T, Greco S, Romeo T. (2020). Coupling gastro-intestinal tract analysis with an airborne contamination control method to estimate litter ingestion in demersal elasmobranchs. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 119.

Malara D, Battaglia P, Consoli P, Arcadi E, Longo F, Stipa MG, Pagano L, Greco S, Andaloro F, Romeo T. (2021). When opportunistic predators interact with swordfish harpoon fishing activities: shark depredation over catches in the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean Sea). The European Zoological Journal,88(1), 226-236.

Malara D, Longo F, Romeo T, Stipa MG, Andaloro F, Battaglia P. (2021). Age and growth of pompano, Trachinotus ovatus (Linnaeus, 1758), from the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean Sea). Scientia Marina, 85(3), 175-185.

Longo F, Malara D, Stipa MG, Consoli P, Romeo T, Sanfilippo M, Abbate F, Battaglia P. (2021). Age, Growth and Otolith Microstructure of the Spotted Lanternfish Myctophum punctatum Rafinesque 1810. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9(8), 801.

Pedà C, Longo F, Berti C, Laface F, De Domenico F, Consoli P, Battaglia P, Greco S, Romeo T. (2022). The waste collector: information from a pilot study on the interaction between the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris, Cuvier, 1797) and marine litter in bottom traps fishing and first evidence of plastic ingestion. Marine pollution bulletin, 174, 113185.

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