The Italian-annotated bibliography on tunas, tuna-like and billfish species is a sort of unicum because, for the very first time, it provides annotation in English for all papers published by Italian authors over the centuries in various languages. Taking into account that these species are an essential component of the Italian and Mediterranean culture, thousands of authors published a very high amount of papers since historical times, on various themes and subjects. These large fish species are nowadays not only essential elements of the marine trophic chain, but also important components of human seafood and the related fishery economy. This book makes all these papers internationally available for all scientists, helping them in their research activities and the annotations facilitate the searching work by species and keywords.
Antonio Di Natale is a marine and fishery biologist, having more than 45 years of experience in various fields (large pelagic species, cetaceans, sustainability, international management, ethology of marine species, conservation). He worked with many international and intergovernmental institutions and in more than 60 countries, publishing about 300 scientific papers. He was awarded several honours and prizes.