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LIFE Muscles ad AquaFarm, la Mostra Convegno internazionale su acquacoltura, algocoltura e industria della pesca

On February 15, LIFE Muscles at AquaFarm, the international exhibition and conference on aquaculture, algoculture and the fishing industry




AquaFarm will be held on 15 and 16 February in Pordenone and on the first day, from 14:00 to 15:30, will host the presentation of our project with a conference entitled:

LIFE MUSCLES – Life MUssel Sustainable production (re)cyCLES – Promote the transition towards a circular economic model for the mussel production sector.


FISH Room – Pav. 4




In collaboration with AMA-Mediterranean Aquaculture Association 

Moderate: Elisa Cozzarini, journalist

Introduction and state of the art of mussel farming in Italy
Eraldo Rambaldi, Director, LOVES

The LIFE MUSCLES Project and the engagement objectives
Marzia Mattioli, Project Coordinator, Legambiente onlus

Dissemination of reports on the characteristics of the standard sock and operational guidelines for use in mussel farming
Nina DeMarco, PhD student, University of Bologna

Recovery and recycling of polypropylene from nets for mussel farming
Loris Pietrelli, Scientific Collaborator University of Rome and Legambiente onlus

Biodegradable and compostable materials: Development of innovative grades for application in the mussel farming sector
Selene Chinaglia, Researcher, Novamont

Process for recycling nets for mussel farming
Daniel Heat, Technical manager, Rom Plastic

Life Muscles, projects and experiences for plastic free mussel farming
Paul Varrella, Mussel farmer, CMA La Spezia

Macro and microplastics in aquaculture: environmental monitoring in the pilot areas of the LIFE MUSCLES project
Cristina Panti, Researcher, University of Siena

Space for questions
Conclusions (Legambiente + AMA)


AquaFarm brings together the most authoritative figures in the field of research and innovation in aquaculture, algoculture and the sustainable fishing industry. Lots of issues, updates and suggestions that transversally interest both the most expert insiders and the new entries in the sector.

Since its first edition in 2017, AquaFarm has become one of the most important appointments in Europe, and the only appointment in Italy, dedicated to the sectors ofaquaculture, shellfish farming and to the industry sustainable fishing.
The expo hosted by Pordenone fairs, one of the main fairgrounds in northeastern Italy, brings together theentire production and commercial chain of the aquaculture sector. The farming of fish and shellfish in aquaculture is today one of the fastest growing food production activities in the world.


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