SUCCESS Strategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector
SUCCESSStrategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector 

WORKSHOP "Mussel farming in Italy: opportunities for growth and valorisation" – Cattolica, ITALY - MAY 2017

Workshop’s objectives:

  •  Meet the stakeholders and disseminate the results already produced in the CS Mussel of the SUCCESS project.
  •  Receive information, by discussing the agreed macro-themes in the agenda definition.



Workshop’s program and presentation:

The workshop started with a presentation of the SUCCESS project and focused on the “mussel” case study, giving context elements on the European and Italian sector and the value chain associated.

During the two roundtables, stakeholders exchanged on environmental impacts, labialisation and perspective for the sector.


See more details in the workshop program below :

Agenda Cattolica workshop - SUCCESS may 2017
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The workshop has been useful to share best practices among producers but also common issues that, in different Italian regions, are resolved differently, creating strong and significant imbalances and which may involve economic damage to mussel companies. The workshop succeeded in encouraging the various stakeholders to participate dynamically in the discussion.

The workshop has helped to gain a better understanding and testimony from the producers of Cozza di SCARDOVARI DOP, the consortium of the Italian Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)


Main results :

  • High interest in the issues addressed
  • High added issues compared to those initially proposed as a basis for discussion
  • Validation of value chain data for mussels in Italy
  • Great interest in knowing future results of CS Mussel

Presentation supports

The mussel case study : overview of the European mussel farming and main issue at stake - Sophie Girard (Ifremer)
04 SUCCESS mussel CS meeting CattolicaSG[...]
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Full presentation (in italian)
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The workshop has already produced an article that was published in the July / August 2017 issue of Eurofish Magazine (p57-58).

More specific articles and focus on processed issues and bottlenecks will be published by November-December 2017 both in international journals and in Italian magazines.

SUCCESS is a H2020 Research and Innovation Project (2015-2018)

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“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635188”