Conservation and re-stocking of the Pinna nobilis in the western Mediterranean and Adriatic sea
Project website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/life/publicWebsite/project/details/5706
Lead partner: Regional agency for the protection of the Ligurian environment (ARPA)
Project duration: from 01/10/2021 to 30/09/202
The project is based on the research of the recovery of the populations of the noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis) in the Mediterranean. The aim of the project is the conservation of the noble pen shell in the Western Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. This will be achieved through the implementation of specific conservation measures for this species and the recolonization of pilot areas with the possibility of translocation to other areas. The project is divided into 3 parts. In the first part of the project, we will study the pathogens that cause the death of the noble pen shells and their presence in the environment in order to select the right areas for the reintroduction of the noble pen shell. In the second part, we will use genetics to determine which specimens of surviving noble pen shells are best suited for further reproduction. In the third part, we will examine the most appropriate methods for restoring noble pen shell populations.