INTEGRATED AND SHARED FISH MANAGEMENT FOR CONSERVATION OF NATIVE SALMONIDS AND CONTRASTING INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES
Sharesalmo is a cross-border project, funded through the Interreg Italy-Switzerland Project – Axis 2 which is focused on three native salmonids, developed by a broad partnership headed by the Lombard Park of the Ticino Valley and the Canton of Ticino.
The Ticino water catchment area, Lake Como and the Sesia River are home to numerous species of Italian freshwater fish, including important species in terms of conservation on a European level, such as native salmonids – the marble trout (Salmo marmoratus), lake trout (Salmo trutta lacustris) and Adriatic grayling (Thymallus aeliani). Over the last few decades, there has been a decline in these species which are particularly demanding from an environmental point of view, due to various factors. This has had repercussions not only on the ecosystems, but also on environmental and economic sectors, with consequent need for urgent action.
Sharesalmo views native salmonids as a resource with a strong ecological, cultural, socio-economic and tourist importance that can enhance the appeal and unique value of the area. Through direct actions on the species, structural interventions, governance measures, the promotion of tourism and raising of awareness, the project works for the conservation and sustainable management of native salmonids and the containment of invasive non-native fish species (especially the Wels catfish). Expected results include the creation of the first cross-border monitoring platform for trout migration at basin level, the construction of fish passages, development of good management practices that can be exported to similar situations, the promotion of tourism and sustainable fishing. Eight partners in all are involved in the project.
Thanks to the latest INTERREG Italy-Switzerland “IV Avviso” funding, the capitalization project SHARESALMO IV avviso has been funded!
This is a real new project that will end on December 20th, 2023 and aims to disseminate and capitalize the results achieved by the SHARESALMO project. Project activities concern the enhancement of the natural heritage represented by native fish fauna and sustainable tourism. The activities bring into system the information, infrastructures, products and best practices already developed in SHARESALMO in the field of conservation of native Salmonidae, involving areas not yet investigated and transferring the experience, by both practices and methods to other fish species: the Cyprinidae.
Part of the activities is dedicated to strengthening the network involved in the cultural and tourism enhancement of the project area: educational activities and events involving citizenship for the promotion of sustainable tourism in the project areas will continue.
IV Avviso END DATE
REOPEN TO FISHES PASSAGE
NUMBER OF FISH
EVERY YEAR IN INCUBATORY BORN
over400,000 births per year
The marble trout (Salmonid family) is a species that is native to the large and medium-size waterways of the Po Valley, the pre-Alpine area, Switzerland and Slovenia.
The lake trout is not considered a real species, but a morphotype or ecotype of the brown trout, marble trout and rainbow trout which spends part of its life cycle in the lakes.
The Adriatic grayling (Salmonid family), the so-called “blue fin grayling”, is an endemic species of the Po-Veneto area. From an environmental point of view, this fish requires good-quality, fast-flowing fresh water.
Final Event of the Italy-Switzerland Interreg Programme
During the closing event of the Interreg Italy-Switzerland Programme for the period 2014-2020, held on 27 September in the ‘Sala Biagi’ of Palazzo Lombardia, the SHARESALMO project was chosen from among the 95 projects co-financed by the programme as one of the innovative projects under Axis II of the programme, dedicated to the enhancement of […]
Still available on the project FB page the live streaming of the final event, held on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Parco Lombardo della Valle del Ticino: Centro parco ex dogana austroungarica, Tornavento, Lonate Pozzolo (VA). The recording will then be posted on the YouTube channel of Parco Lombardo della Valle del Ticino. The event presented the main achievements and future perspectives and was an opportunity for an interesting networking with several LIFE Natura projects from all over Italy, aimed at the conservation of fish fauna, implemented or in progress.
Progetto Interreg Italia-Svizzera – Asse II.
Operazione co-finanziata dall’Unione europea, Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale, dallo Stato Italiano, dalla Confederazione elvetica e dai Cantoni nell’ambito del Programma di Cooperazione Interreg V-A Italia-Svizzera.
Valore totale del progetto: €1.789.916,00, CHF 195.716,00 – Contributo pubblico FESR: € 1.521.428,30 – Contributo pubblico nazionale italiano: € 178.571,70