At the Montemarcello Magra Vara Regional Park, activities are still underway to repopulate some streams of eastern Liguria with new specimens of Mediterranean trout.The fertilized eggs will be reared at the Maresca Ichthyogenic Center, where a team of technicians from the Park and the company The Giardini dell’Acqua, together with the staff of the fish farm and the supervision of the University of Perugia, have selected and started the reproduction of 45 individuals of native trout, collecting about 3 kg of eggs for an estimated total number of about 30 thousand.
“The reproducers were selected through genetic analysis protocols among the most detailed and reliable among those available”, comments Antonio Perfetti, biologist of the Montemarcello Magra Vara Park. “The fertilized eggs will be reared in the Maresca Center. A part will constitute a reproductive stock for the Chiusola Center, in the recovery phase, and a part will then be released into the wild in some streams with adequate ecological conditions. The constant genetic monitoring of what is reproduced and what we find in nature is the key to achieving technically measurable results and calibrating conservation actions when the results are not adequate “.