Co.Pe.Mo. Cooperative Company (Cooperativa Pescatori Molluschicoltori) was founded in 1973 by a group of small fishermen in Ancona.
The founding core of twenty members, which still constitutes its membership base, is actively involved in the life of the cooperative, which is considered to be a point of reference for all Italian fishing cooperatives.
Co.Pe.Mo. sells molluscs collected by its members, especially clams, mussels and sea snails.
It also promotes dredge fishing and some small-scale fishermen.