CarpItaly celebrates significant progress in fight against poaching
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Italy’s top carp and catfish show celebrated last weekend’s event with a significant piece of news regarding its efforts to stamp out poaching in the country.
For the last five years the organiser of CarpItaly, Millennial Fair, has been working hard to highlight environmental issues and the harm done to fish stocks by poachers. At this year’s show conference, entitled Poaching: The Fish Mafia, attendees heard that a new law is being discussed by the Italian Government to take action against fish thieves.
Giovanni Sala, President of the Millennial Fair, said: “This is a significant development and a sign that CarpItaly has brought together fishermen, politicians and law enforcement agencies to achieve an important goal.”
The show itself, held at the Gonzaga Millennial Fair, attracted 12,000 visitors from various regions of Italy and other countries, including the UK, France, Austria, Germany and eastern Europe.
“Millennial Fair takes great pride in CarpItaly. The event was born out of a challenge – believing in a niche sector of fishing – and we have watched it grow throughout Europe not only as a successful commercial venture, but one with a concrete commitment to the environment,” added Sala.
“CarpItaly is officially recognised as an international event and receives the patronage of Italy’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies.”