The four Pontine Lagoons are located ~100 km south of the city of Rome, in the territory of the National Park of Circeo. The specific names and surfaces, from north-west to south-east, are:Fogliano (408ha), Monaci (98ha), Caprolace (226ha) and Sabaudia (375ha). UNESCO included these coastal lagoons and surroundings since 1978 in the Ramsar Convention list of the world important wetlands. The first three are directly managed by the administration of the Park, the last by municipality of the town of Sabaudia together with an private aquaculture company. Mean depth of Fogliano and Monaci is close to one meter, being 3m at Caprolace and 4m at Sabaudia.