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Aquaculture in Italy - Competitive performances and market shares
Databank Cerved Group, December 2011, Pages: 15
This report supplies information on the competitive performances of the operators of the aquaculture Italian market: competitive performances by segment, market shares by segment, by distribution channel, breakdown by geographical area, production shares and export quotas by destination countries are studied in depth in this report.
The sector is comprised of companies whose main business is aquaculture, that is, all activities carried out to produce and market aquatic organisms (both freshwater and marine species) by controlling their reproductive cycles and growth processes until they reach the legal commercial size.
Based on the type of species and on reproductive and growth processes, one of the following three main categories of aquaculture is employed:
- Intensive farming: fish are reproduced artificially or in captivity, then provided all dietary needs as well as environmental requirements for reproduction and growth. This may involve, among other things, the
use of force to change water, aeration by injecting liquid oxygen and regulating the water temperature and salinity. Many intensive farming facilities are located on land: the animals are raised in large tanks
made of cement or PVC. Other facilities use floating or submerged offshore cages: newly hatched fries are placed into the cages, fed and then captured once they have grown to the legal commercial size.
- Semi-intensive farming: used for all farmable species of aquatic life, these are generally not fully autonomous farms, but rather establishments that supplement the natural diet with feeding solutions
that are generally low-tech and have a reduced protein content.
- Extensive farming: in this form of aquaculture, human activity is directed mainly towards creating and/or maintaining habitats that will be favourable to the growth of juvenile fish, which are either placed
into the area or enter it naturally. Extensive farming is in progressive decline, however, because of both deteriorating water quality and disease outbreaks that have depleted the populations of some species.
Intensive aquaculture is conducted in warm and cold freshwater, brackish water and saltwater, while extensive aquaculture is generally conducted in either saltwater or brackish water, mainly to farm molluscs like mussels and clams, but also numerous species of fish like sea bass, gilt-head bream, eels, mullets and sole.
The sector can also be subdivided based on the two main categories of species produced: fish farming (conducted in saltwater, brackish water and freshwater) and mollusc farming (conducted in saltwater and
The main function common to all forms of aquaculture is to make numerous species of aquatic life available to the market. However, the destination of these products can either be consumers or businesses
that use the products as raw materials for filleting or as feed to bring larger fish up to legal commercial size. For intermediate clients, one basic function of aquaculture is to provide regular, qualitatively consistent supplies throughout the year, something that is not always possible to do in “wild” fishing.
Intermediate clients include:
- large supermarkets and chain stores
- discount retailers
- catering companies
- recreational and commercial fishing businesses
- other businesses
The following segments of the sector will be analysed in this report:
- Saltwater fish farming:
other species, e.g. mullets and sole
- Freshwater fish farming:
other species, e.g. carp, pike and perch
- Mollusc farming:
other species, e.g. scallops and oysters
Molluscs, as well as numerous species of fish (sea bass, eels, gilt-head bream, corb and others) are also farmed in brackish water, which is water with a variable but moderate salt content (such as lagoons,
brackish lakes and marshes and estuaries, or areas where a body of freshwater meets a body of saltwater).
This report will not cover either the farming of aquarium fish or the production of aquatic plants.
In order to draw up the Competitors report, the Databank method foresees the screening of the main realities of the sectors and various one-to-one interviews with the selected players. All this is then completed via:
- the gathering of information questionnaires that are filled out by the main companies on an annual basis;
- the checking of the gathered information by a sector expert, using a verification system that guarantees maximum reliability and consistency;
- the processing of information belonging to the Cerved Group about Italian economic realities.
LIST OF COMPANIES ANALYSED 3
1. INTRODUCTION TO METHODOLOGY 4
2. SECTOR DESCRIPTION 5
2.1. Scope 5
2.2. Segments 6
3. COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCES BY SEGMENT 7
3.1. Market share 8
3.2. Share of production 9
3.3. Share of export 11
CONNECTED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 13
List of Tables and Graphs:
AQUACULTURE: INTERNAL MARKET AND SHARE OF TOP COMPANIES , FROM 2008 TO 2010
AQUACULTURE: PRODUCTION SOLD AND SHARE OF TOP COMPANIES, FROM 2008 TO 2010
SALTWATER AQUACULTURE: PRODUCTION SOLD AND SHARE OF TOP COMPANIES FROM 2008 TO 2010
FRESHWATER AQUACULTURE: PRODUCTION SOLD AND SHARE OF TOP COMPANIES, FROM 2008 TO 2010
MOLLUSC AQUACULTURE: PRODUCTION SOLD AND SHARE OF TOP COMPANIES, FROM 2008 TO 2010
AQUACULTURE: EXPORT AND SHARE OF TOP COMPANIES FROM 2008 TO 2010
AQUACULTURE: EXPORT PROPENSITY OF TOP COMPANIES, FROM 2008 TO 2010
AQUACULTURE: EXPORT DESTINATION COUNTRIES OF TOP COMPANIES, 2010
ACQUA AZZURRA - S.P.A.
ACQUACOLTURA JONICA SRL
ACQUACOLTURA LAMPEDUSA S.R.L.
AGRO ITTICA LOMBARDA S.P.A.
AGROITTICA TOSCANA SOCIETA' AGRICOLA S.R.L.
ALMAR - ACQUACOLTURA LAGUNARE
AZIENDA AGRICOLA ITTICA RIO SELVA S.R.L. - S.C.
CIVITA ITTICA S.P.A.
COMPAGNIE ITTICHE RIUNITE SOCIETA' AGRICOLA SRL
CONSORZIO DELLE COOPERATIVE PESCATORI
CONSORZIO PESCATORI DI GORO SOC.COOPERATIVA
COSA - SOCIETA' AGRICOLA A R.L.
DEL POLESINE-ORGANIZZAZIONE DI PRODUTTORI
FALESIA SOCIETA' AGRICOLA S.R.L.
GAETA MEDFISH S.R.L.
IL VIGNETO - SOCIETA' AGRICOLA A R.L.
ILLIANO PESCA SRL
ITTIC ALLEVA SS
ITTICA ALLEVAMENTI SRL
ITTICA TRANQUILLI SRL - SOCIETA' AGRICOLA
ITTICA TRAPPETO S.R.L.
MARINETTA - SOC. COOP. AGR. A R.L.
ORBETELLO PESCA LAGUNARE SOCIETA' AGRICOLA A RL
PANITTICA PUGLIESE - SOCIETA' AGRICOLA S.P.A.
S.A.I.S. - SOCIETA' AGRICOLA ITTICA SELVUZZA - S.R.L.
SALMONTRUTTA G. S.R.L.
SOC.COOP. A R.L.
SOCIETA' AGRICOLA GENAGRICOLA S.P.A.
SOCIETA' AGRICOLA PESCICOLTURA GIUDICARIESE SRL
SPEZZINA ITTICOLTURA - S.R.L.
VALLE CA' ZULIANI SOCIETA' AGRICOLA S.R.L.