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Venetian Lagoon Mussel Farming Between Tradition and Innovation

An Example of Changes in Perception and Multispecies Relations

Rita Vianello    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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In Venetian lagoon, mussels as a food, together with technical innovations and new knowledge for their exploitation, are a recent discovery. In the past, the lagoon’s fishers considered them inedible. The first mussel farming was launched in 1939 and mussels began a new process of rehabilitation. It is the beginning of a new relationship. Mussels turn themselves into delicate animals that need care and fishers develop new interactions with the other non-human components of the environment. A mutual relationship (or inter-agentivity) is created between mussel farmers and mussels, and it brings undeniable advantages to both species.

Published
Dec. 21, 2021
Accepted
Nov. 15, 2021
Submitted
Sept. 30, 2021
Language
EN

Keywords: Popular animal’s classificationLocal ecological knowledgeMultispecies relationsMussel-farmingFood acculturationInter-agentivityVenetian lagoonKnowledge innovationEnvironmental knowledgeAnthropomorphism

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