The Liguria Region has set a series of appointments in the La Spezia area for tomorrow, Friday 25 November, starting with the one with the representatives of Legacoop Agroalimentare Liguria. "Among the problems that we wish to address together with the Region's technicians is the predation by gilthead sea bream and in general by sparidae from mussel farms with estimated losses of around 9,000 quintals of product from April to June 2022", explains the Councilor for Agriculture Alessandro Piana "A criticality - he adds - which is added to the adverse climatic conditions of the vintage. To find a viable solution we are collecting the requests of the territory and of the trade associations. It is also necessary to act on the prevention front, for example with European funds to support the creation of tools to protect plants through special nets such as the Japanese postal ones with which to fence off all breeding fields".
After the inspections, the commissioner will be present at the Palazzo Civico in Ameglia for the conference "The muscles of Punta Bianca": here the results of the project will be presented, which started through measure 2.51 of the Feamp, the European Fund for Maritime Affairs and the fishing: the project was launched over a year ago by the Liguria Region with Arpal, Asl 5, the Zooprophylactic Institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Val d'Aosta also making use of the external support of Olpa, the Ligurian Marine Observatory for fishing and the environment, in collaboration with Enea and with the same individual and associated mussel farmers.
The aim is to disseminate the results of the study which identified open sea areas suitable for shellfish farming according to the off shore technique such as that off Bocca di Magra, guaranteeing a good and safe product from an organoleptic point of view. , sanitation and the environment.
Among others, in addition to the mayor of Ameglia Umberto Galazzo and the deputy mayor Raffaella Fontana, the director of the associated mussel farmers' cooperatives and La Spezia, Federico Pinza, will take part in the debate; Eugenio Borio, president of La Spezia mussel farmers; Paolo Varrella, president of associated mussel farmers; Mirvana Feletti, regional fishery and aquaculture manager.