Association/Company: Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria/ Centro di Ricerca Zootecnia e Acquacoltura
Biologist with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution, researcher at the Center for Animal Husbandry and Aquaculture of CREA. Engaged in the field of applied research in aquaculture, sustainable productions, analysis of morpho-anatomical and nutritional quality of fish products, sustainable nutrition in aquaculture and effects of domestication on the shape of the main farmed fish species. Since 2013, she has been collaborating as a researcher at CREA on projects related to organic aquaculture, research on innovative ingredients for feed, environmental impact assessment of shellfish farming and development of new technologies for monitoring mariculture facilities. Since 2021, she has coordinated the National Data Collection Program in Aquaculture. Lecturer from 2015 to 2017 of the Experimental Aquaculture course for the University of La Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy, and an expert in the subject. Author of more than 20 publications in international journals and several technical-scientific manuals. Member of the Scientific Committee of CREA Zootechnics and Aquaculture and of the Technical Scientific Committee of Capraia Smart Island Filiera Ittica.
Next gen aquaculture
Italian aquaculture numbers: trends of the last seven-year period
The analysis of the productive dynamics of aquaculture should be based on official sources of data, collected with standard criteria and, thus, comparable. In Italy, the official aquaculture data collection is run each year by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and data are transmitted to EUROSTAT (Reg. (EC) 762/2008). However, several other international bodies (GFCM, FAO) and national trade associations collect data independently with different criteria, thus the picture that emerges is often confused and does not help the reading of the state of the sector. CREA since 2017 supports the Public Administration in the aquaculture data collection and here provides the analysis of production trends from 2014 to 2020, with a focus on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on aquaculture.