Aquaculture and small-scale fishing must be measured with ever higher quality standards. European producers operate in an international context of fierce competition which requires strong attention to the constant improvement of quality and to economic, social, environmental and nutritional sustainability. The European Legislation on Union quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs, with the certification processes envisaged by EU Regulation no. 1305/2013, offers the consumer wide guarantees on the quality and characteristics of the product and the production process.
Participation in these schemes "adds value" to the products and work of the companies involved in the supply chain, amplifying the market outlets for these products.
Experimentation and application of the production protocol "Sustainable Aquaculture" within the National Quality Regime "Zootechnics".
The purpose of the research program for the small-scale fishing operating line is to develop a "code of ethics" for operators in the sector oriented towards sustainability. The Code will be applied experimentally, in order to develop, based on results, a Guideline useful for the qualification of sustainable fishing.