Seminar ‘Ocean Break’ discusses the governance of goose barnacle fishing in Europe

12:30 - 13:30

This edition of ‘Ocean Break,’ a series of seminars related to marine research conducted at CESAM, will take place on February 24th (Friday), between 12:30 and 13:30 in the amphitheater 9.1.1 (DEMaC). Entry is free for all interested individuals.

Researcher Henrique Queiroga (CESAM/DBIO) will discuss the governance of goose barnacle fishing in Europe, addressing its three pillars – social, economic, and ecological. The European goose barnacle (Pollicipes pollicipes) fishery is a small-scale and highly specialized fishery that extends from southern Portugal to Brittany. In terms of management, it can range from highly regulated fishing territorial spaces to open access, and the spaces can vary from small patches (<1 km) to regional spatial scales (>100 km). Goose barnacles spend a prolonged larval period in the plankton.

According to Henrique Queiroga (CEAM/DBIO): “Our modeling work suggests that the management of P. pollicipes fishing requires an interactive and polycentric governance system at transregional, regional, and local scales. Diversifying the management portfolio will give this important biological resource a greater chance of persistence.”

This seminar is a joint organization between three research groups at CESAM: CDEC (Ecology and Conservation of Coastal and Deep-Sea Ecosystems), MBA (Marine Biotechnology and Aquaculture), POMG (Physical Oceanography and Marine Geology).