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The University of Bologna presents the Report on the characteristics and guidelines for the use of nets for mussel farming




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Event aimed at public actors who can welcome the database and stakeholders' suggestions for regulatory changes affecting the mussel farming sector.

“With today's meeting we are addressing regional administrators, park and protected area bodies – he explained Nina De Marco, PhD student at the University of Bologna who is dealing with the technical part of the actions in which the University is involved in the LUFE Muscles project - in fact, the representatives of the Campania, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna Regions, the Council for Research in Agriculture are connected and the analysis of Agricultural Economics, the Zooprophylactic Institute of Teramo, the Conero Natural Park, that of the Po Delta”.

After a contextualization of Marzia Mattioli, project coordinator for the Legambiente leader, Nina De Marco described the body of the report and more specifically the macro categories which primarily concern the technical characteristics of the nets, then the use and replacement of them within farms and therefore also the technical problems related to it, numerical estimates of use, consumption and dispersion and finally some data on the recovery of the screens and advice for more efficient recycling.

Great interest and stimulating interventions that reaffirmed the willingness to involve operators in the sector, also to adopt new tools to make mussel farming more sustainable.
On the part of the institutional representatives, however, the request for information moments and good practices of awareness and involvement to be replicated.

The event concluded with a reflection by Eraldo Rambaldi, director of the Mediterranean Aquaculture Association, who underlined how the activities of LIFE Muscles are arousing concrete interest from mussel farmers, who want to be protagonists of a new virtuous, sustainable and circular economy model. And it hasn't always been like this.


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