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Tourism with fishermen: excursions, hospitality and food to experience the sea as a protagonist

Legacoop Agroalimentare launches the first guide within the FISH MED NET project

19, Sep 2022

"A collection of structures represented by Legacoop Agroalimentare that offer hospitality, the possibility of excursions at sea and good food. A first edition to which we hope many others will follow ”- comments the national president Cristian Maretti.

The fish industry has long been open to tourism, creating opportunities for encounters through direct experience. Some of the examples are going out on a boat with fishermen, experimenting with the most selective and sustainable fishing techniques, savoring seacatch at 0 Km and enjoying the beauty of the coast among others. From the perspective of the sea, swimming offshore are just some of the many experiences that can be experienced together with fishermen.

"With the FISHMEDNET project, co-financed by the European Union under the ENI CBCMED" Mediterranean Sea Basin "2014-2020 Program, we are working on business alliances between fishermen, economic actors and institutions, in the belief that, by networking, new opportunities and new commercial outlets will flourish." Enrico Andreini, senior program manager of FISHMEDNET, reports.

“For some time the fish industry has been severely tested by increasingly stringent regulations aimed at protecting ecosystems and protecting vulnerable areas. It is therefore necessary to develop a capacity for resilience to preserve the knowledge and flavors of our seafaring tradition and continue to guarantee income for fishing and aquaculture operators. The multifunctionality of the fishing enterprise is not always an easy path to embark on and for this very reason it is necessary to create alliances and develop economies of a scale that guarantees environmental, economic and social balance ”- concludes Maretti.

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