A meeting will be held on 6 May to take stock of the monitoring and conservation activities of the Mediterranean trout in the streams of the Casentinesi Forests National Park.
The meeting will be an opportunity to update fishermen, enthusiasts, volunteers and associations on the state of knowledge for the National Park, on the activities envisaged by the LIFE STREAMS project and on the regulatory aspects related to fishing and fish restocking.
It will be an important moment of discussion to focus on the activities started since 2015, when the Park – in collaboration with the Civic Museum of Ecology of Meldola – gave life to the LIFE T.R.O.T.A. (Typing and Retrieving the Original Autochthonous Trout), aimed at identifying indigenous populations of Mediterranean trout in the Park area, with a view to their recovery and use within valley hatcheries.
At the time, the investigations immediately made it possible to ascertain on the one hand a massive spread of allochthonous trout (i.e. of Atlantic stock), on the other the presence of an indigenous population. The discovery of this population and the reactivation of the Premilcuore fish hatchery have made it possible to obtain important results in the past years.
In 2020 many of the LIFE Trout activities were taken over by our STREAMS project. For the Casentinesi Forest Park this continuation is a unique opportunity to share their experiences and to join efforts with other protected areas for the protection of this important species.
For the success of these operations, as always, the involvement of the Sports Fishing Associations with which the Park has contracted in recent years, and which have immediately embraced the objectives of the project, is fundamental. Thanks to their organization of means and human resources they will still be able to contribute personally to the success of the LIFE project and favor the protection of the Mediterranean trout populations in the Park.
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Meeting ID: 959 6099 5029