Title: direttore del Centro di Referenza Nazionale delle malattie dei pesci, molluschi e crostacei
Association/Company: Istituto Zooprofilattico delle Venezie
Fish farming in lagoons in the Upper Adriatic Sea: tradition, support, environment, valorisation and new productions
New perspectives for the valorisation of “valli da pesca”: oyster farming
Presentation of a work carried out in three-year period 2020-2022, part of the Strategic Italian Plan for Aquaculture 2014-2020. The research theme was: “Enhancement of oyster production: experimentation of oyster farms in an integrated valley system and off-shore, low impact. Development of environmental indicators and production protocols applicable in other potentially productive sites”.
The aim of the work was to develop different methods of farming pacific oysters in environments with different characteristics: the fish farm and off- shore farming, to verify their possible integration into the production cycle and the final vields.
The ultimategoal was to identify the main characteristics in order to be able to propose this project as a pilot model, which can also be exported to other potential production sites.