Italian fishing boats will stay in ports this week due to a national strike over high fuel costs that are threatening supplies across the country. “There is a grave concern for the dramatic consequences that won’t just affect consumers,” said Rome’s Centro Agroalimentare, Italy’s biggest fish market, which sells 80’000 tons of fish products a year. “We ask the government to act quickly” to support companies in the industry. Fishing boats moored during a protest in Anzio Harbour, Italy on March 7. Energy and fuel costs are surging in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Italian fishing companies say they are facing both fuel costs and high energy costs to freeze and conserve fish, which are making it difficult to survive. They have asked the government for financial support but also for less […]