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|Title: ||Temporal variation of the fishers’ perception about the stalked barnacle (Pollicipes pollicipes) fishery at the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Portugal).|
|Authors: ||Sousa, A.|
Castro, J. J.
Leandro, S. M.
|Keywords: ||Stalked barnacles|
Berlengas Nature Reserve
|Issue Date: ||2020|
|Publisher: ||Elsevier B. V.|
|Citation: ||Sousa, A., D. Jacinto, N. Penteado, D. Pereira, T. Silva, J. J. Castro, S. M. Leandro, T. Cruz, 2020. Temporal variation of the fishers’ perception about the stalked barnacle (Pollicipes pollicipes) fishery at the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Portugal). Regional Studies in Marine Science, 38: 101378.|
|Abstract: ||The engagement of the fishers and other stakeholders in the management of the resources is
considered the key ingredient for a good fishery governance.
The stalked barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes can be considered the most important economic resource
on rocky shores of northern Spain and continental Portugal. This species is highly prized as food and
it is heavily exploited.
The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the temporal variation in the perception
of P. pollicipes fishers at Berlengas Nature Reserve (RNB, the first area in Portugal to be managed for
this fishery, since 2000) regarding the state of the fishery and the state of the management, and the
implementation of a co-management system applied to the harvesting of this resource at RNB.
The fishers’ perception was evaluated by individual and direct interviews to professional P. pollicipes
fishers with license to harvest at RNB, performed in 2005, 2013 (past studies) and 2018 (present study).
The perception of the fishers about the state of P. pollicipes revealed an overall negative tendency
of this resource at RNB, as they considered that the amount and size of the barnacles had decreased
over time, and the quality remained the same. Most fishers also considered that P. pollicipes are being
overexploited at RNB.
The state of the management was defined as acceptable, as a large majority of the fishers agreed
with most of the management measures, except for the spatial closures. However, their sense of
nonfulfillment was high regarding most management measures in practice.
Finally, an increasing percentage of the fishers agreed with the implementation of a co-management
system applied to barnacle harvesting at RNB. This management shift might bring benefits perceived
by the fishers as a better state of the resource, a more sustainable fishery management and an increase
of the economic value of the resource.|
|Appears in Collections:||BIO - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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