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>> Clams are opening up once again in Sicily. The mollusks native to Lake Ganzirri have been absent for 30 years as the water was too polluted. But a cooperative has declared clams and mussels safe to eat again after a big cleanup.>> The difference between cultivation is done in other open lake basins that we are working in a lake basin that is very closed in, so we have to have great respect for the environment.
>> It means no mechanical equipment can be used to dredge the bottom of the lake, so traditional fishing methods have been restored. They include wooden rowing boats and rakes with nets attached. The same technique used 30 years ago, which can be tiring for fishermen. But a new generation of workers are getting their feet wet.
Young people who were previously unemployed make up the team of 30, and they have their work cut out.
000 kilograms of mussels and clams are produced daily. After a good scrub, they're sold to the local markets where residents can once again cook the traditional and delicious spaghetti with clams.