Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
The Orbettello Lagoon is one of the most important wetland of the world and is acknowledged by the RAMSAR convention. Fishing in the lagoon is an ancestral tradition that respects seasonal and climate rhythms. The Orbetello fishermen fishing and breeding gilt-head breams, basses, mullets and eels have their roots not only in local history and traditions, but also in a close link with the lagoon and its natural value. As a result of centuries of gastronomic evolutions, the name “Orbetello fish” is a quality label that was born before current certifications. The fish preservation techniques, traditional recipes, attention given to every phase, from processing to packaging, and good practices of the Orbettello fisheries were acknowledged by the international association Slow Food.
Contact: Francesco de Franco, Italy (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)