This surprised me. Only about 20% of the fish sold at the Rialto fish market come from local waters.This according to a new statistical bulletin put out by Il Mercato Ittico del Tronchetto, as reported in today's Gazzettino. While some come from other spots in Italy, the majority are from other parts of the world, mainly Northern Europe, Asia, and South America. Shrimp from Argentina. Cuttlefish from Malaysia. Squid from Norway and Thailand.
Reasons? Lower production levels in the local Adriatic waters and in the Venetian lagoon combined with the effect of the globalization of markets. The news, however, is not all bad. 2005 local production is actually up 20%, so it may be turning around.
Looks Finnish to me