Aquaculture and fisheries are essential resources for the agri-food
production of the north Adriatic coast. In particular mussels farms occupy a
large area of the gulf of Trieste. A total of 16 producers, working in small
cooperatives or individually, utilize 30 vessels on the 15 km of mussels
Mussels aquaculture is a relevant activity for the fishery sector of the North
Adriatic. Around 15 km of coastal water of the Gulf of Trieste, Italy, are
used for the mussel long line farming, for a production of about 5000
tonn/year. The aim of this work is to assess sustainability...