API is a non-profit corporation which aims to protect, develop and consolidate all activities related to aquaculture. API is a professional association established in June 1964, it gathers over 300 fish farms of fresh, salt and brackish water and of many species, which represent around 90% of the Italian production of finfish. API’s work focuses on providing up-to-date knowledge and training opportunities to ensure the continuous professional development of the fish farm workers. API has national and international recognition and exposure and collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders and a large network of fish farmers (fresh, salt and brackish water) across the entire country.
Role in EWEAS
API will cooperate actively in the implementation of the project contributing on different topics: compilation of information on fish farm facilities from other partner countries with a focus on the structure of the current aquaculture facilities, e.g. fish farming automation, types of fish farms (inland and offshore), legislation of each country applicable to energy in this sector; characteristics, particularities and difficulties of each country. API is also involved in the selection of modules for the training programme, and the development of a county report on the water and energy consumption patterns of the aquaculture facilities in Italy. Finally, API will be strongly involved in dissemination and outreach actions.