Seminar ‘Ocean Break’, organized by CESAM, discusses the governance of barnacle fishing in Europe

This edition of ‘Ocean Break,’ a series of seminars connected to marine research conducted at CESAM, will take place on February 24th (Friday), between 12:30 and 13:30, in Amphitheatre 9.1.1 (DEMaC). Admission is open to all interested parties.

Researcher Henrique Queiroga (CESAM/DBIO) will address the governance of barnacle fishing in Europe, focusing on its three pillars – social, economic, and ecological. European barnacle fishing (Pollicipes pollicipes) is a small-scale and highly specialized fishery that extends from southern Portugal to Brittany. In terms of its management, it can range from highly regulated territorial spaces for fishing to open access areas, varying from small patches (<1 km) to regional spatial scales (>100 km). Barnacles spend an extended 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 across transregional, regional, and local scales. Diversifying the management portfolio will provide this important biological resource with a greater possibility of persistence.”

This seminar is a joint effort by 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).