Italy: The anchovy fishing season in the Ligurian Sea is closed, the lampare have disarmed the fishing boats
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Published Dec 4, 2023
The anchovy fishing season in the Ligurian Sea is closed until March of next year, as fishermen have voluntarily stopped fishing to allow for a winter break and to manage the resource effectively. Despite challenging weather conditions, this year's season has been successful, and the closure is meant to encourage consumers to choose consciously and purchase fish from local sellers for higher quality and freshness. Direct sales points and fish markets in the region are recommended for purchasing seasonal and healthy products.
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“This voluntary detention – explains Daniela Borriello, regional manager of Coldiretti Impresa Pesca – has always been carried out by Ligurian fishermen and not remunerated by the State; arises from respect for local traditions and from the awareness that fishing activity must pass through good management of the resource, also demonstrated by the reports of scientific bodies which state that small pelagics in the Ligurian Sea are in good health" . Ligurian anchovy fishing has always been renowned, and over the past seasons it has experienced decidedly optimal periods, with schools approaching the coast in large quantities throughout the fishing period “This year too – comments Borriello – the season was good, despite the waves of bad weather and strong winds that characterized the 2023 season”. In this scenario, "we also want to inform our consumers of the closure of the fishing season – continues Borriello – to direct them towards conscious consumption based on seasonality, ...