Traditional fishing and aquaculture

Porto Palermo is a small well managed area in which all civil and economic stakeholders play a very important role in the protection of the area. Aquaculture in the bay of Porto Palermo, although it is a fairly recent activity, has led to an important development of this area.

With the growing of farms, there has been an increase in tensions between traditional fishermen and operators of aquaculture sector.

The production of aquaculture, mainly sea bream (Sparus Aurata), is essential in this area, but it seems that fishermen are dissatisfied with this activity due to its malfunction. The products used in breeding tanks have a negative impact on the fish populations around them, sometimes causing the death of numerous specimens. Fishermen therefore require aquaculture plant operators to carry out a greater number of biological and chemical checks and analyzes of their activities, as required by law.

The contamination of the fish species that live near the plants, in fact, risks to involve an always smaller quantity of catches with consequent diminution of the incomes for the community of fishermen of the area, besides obviously risks for the health of the same fishermen and their families.

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