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Genetic analysis results on sampled individuals

As part of the preparatory action A3, the sampling stations involved 30 sites within the project area in order to cover a wide range of river habitats. The specimens, over 300 between males and females, were captured with electrofishing, measured by length and weight and marked by microchip (Pit-Tag) and with clearly visible T-anchor plates.…

River connectivity determination

For each flow, the Project team determined the river connectivity, or – by means of a visual census – the identification of those obstacles (natural or artificial barriers) that limit the movement and the fish lit. The sections of the waterways downstream of the 30 sampling sites of the chemical-physical analyzes and of the substrate…

The First Nat.Sal.Mo Open Forum

The first Open Forum of the Nat.Sal.Mo. project was held on 5 December in the conference room of the Molise Region in Campobasso. It was an information and training meeting aimed at the administrators and technicians of the local authorities involved in various capacities in the management and planning of the two river basins covered…

No Kill Zone signs delivered to CIPM

In the early morning of December 5th Nicolaia Iaffaldano, project manager of the NatSalMo project, together with the president of the CIPM association Giuseppe Mastrangelo and a large group of researchers and scholars, planted and inaugurated the signs useful for fishermen who will find themselves in the No Kill Zone of Biferno next fishing season.…

First Open Forum on December 5th

For our project on December 5th will be a day full of important events: in the morning our team of scholars will visit the breeding sites of Biferno and Volturno to take stock of the implementation of river connectivity. On that occasion we will also plant the No Kill Zone warning signs strongly desired by…

Water analysis: very comforting results

As anticipated, in the meeting held on 19 November at Unimol in the presence of the entire partnership, the results obtained so far from the actions carried out in the previous months were presented. In particular, the meeting opened with dr. Bruno Testa who illustrated the results of the analyzes conducted in the waters of…

Partnership meeting on 19th November 2019: a great success of attendance and content

The meeting on November 19th 2019 in which the entire partnership of the LIFE NatSalMo project met at the Agriculture Environment and Food Department of the University of Molise di Campobasso was a real success in terms of attendance and content. The representatives of UNIMOL, Mediterranean Trout Research Group (MTRG), Legambiente (LAM), Studio Giuliano (SG)…

The Life Nat.Sal.Mo project at the Life Ticino Biosource workshop

In a workshop dedicated to LIFE projects to protect fish fauna, Nat.Sal.Mo, on the recovery and protection of native Mediterranean trout in the Molise river basins, could not be missing. Representing our project on October 4th in Pontevecchio Magenta (MI) there was P.P. Gibertoni of MTRG, who masterfully illustrated to the numerous participants the numerous…

The first withdrawals with electrofishing

One of the first actions of our project involves sampling and genetic analysis on the Mediterranean trout populations currently present in the Volturno and Biferno. Last winter the first samples were taken with the electro-phishing technique: a narcosis is induced with calibrated electrical impulses and, after taking measurements and measurements, the specimen is released where…

Glossary in pills – Salmo Macrostigma

Let’s kick off a small in-depth section of the terminology used in the NatSalMo project. Salmo macrostigma Not everyone knows that the Mediterranean trout typical of central-southern and insular Italy has a scientific name, or rather, two: Salmo macrostigma or Salmo cettii. Today we tend to consider the two nomenclatur as synonyms, but in truth…

Conference in Sibiu- Very positive reception for NatSalMo project

In Sibiu a delegation of researchers from the LIFE NatsalMo project, led by Project Manager Nicolaia Iaffaldano, has disclosed the excellent results obtained so far in the most effective procedures to be applied to optimize the cryopreservation protocol of the sperm of the Salmo macrostigma . The welcome of the Romanian colleagues was, as always,…

International Conference on Aquatic Biodiversity in Transylvania

The first important results of the studies conducted within the Project will be presented by Nicolaia Iaffaldano and other scholars of the NatSalMo team at the International Conference on Aquatic Biodiversity – organized by the Lucian Blaga University – which will take place from 25th to 28th on September 2019 in Sibiu, Romania. The conference…

Newsletter no. 1

From La Nuova Ecologia: a brief piece about our project

“Molise: teachers and researchers working to save Mediterranean trout” The article La nuova Ecologia is available HERE

LIFE Nature and Biodiversity European Program: UniMol with the Agriculture, Environment and Food Department, leader and promoter of the LIFE Nat.Sal.Mo project

The first meeting of the Nat.Sal.Mo project – Recovery of Salmo macrostigma: Application of innovative techniques and participatory governance tools in rivers of Molise , funded under the European LIFE+ program was held. The University of Molise – with the Agriculture, Environment and Food Department – as well as being the promoter and leader of…

The project Nat.Sal.Mo presented in the Molise Region

THE PROJECT LIFE NatSalMo, a European project for the recovery of native trout in the Molise river basins, was presented today, May 28th at the Molise Region’s Department of Agricultural Policies and Environmental Protection. Nicola Cavaliere (Regional Councilor for Agricultural and Agri-food Policies, Rural Development, Forestry Planning, Hunting and Fishing, Productive Fishing, Environmental Protection, Soil…

LIFE Project Nat.Sal.Mo: the project for the recovery and conservation of native Mediterranean trout has just started