Analizing Galician Small Scale Fisheries

Collaboration agreement between the Xunta de Galicia and CSIC for analysis of data collected in the monitoring program of the coastal fleet of Galicia

Aware of the socio-economic impact of artisanal fisheries in Galicia, this new project aims to deepen the knowledge of the patterns that govern the dynamics of the resources exploited by these fisheries and extractive activity itself.

Number of small-scale vessels in Europe (MacFadyen et al. 2011)

Without doubt, the best approach to deal with this problem is the collaboration between academia-government institutions-sector. This line of action has already started in 2014 through CASGASS projectand that has its natural continuation in this agreement.

Employment dependence of the SSF activity

The main objective of the agreement is the analysis of the data collected by the UTPB in the monitoring program of the coastal fleet to obtain the corresponding time series of the species under study. Likewise, the advice is contemplated by the scientific staff of IIM-CSIC technicians UTPB with the use of appropriate statistical techniques. Scientists at the IIM be responsible for the evaluation of an annual report where an update of the status of the time series including data recorded by the Technical Fisheries Unit Bajura (UTPB) from 1999 to the year immediately preceding the issuance will be presented report (inclusive). This analysis will include the main commercial fish species and ecological interest for the Galician coast: Conger conger, Dicentrarchus labrax, Diplodus sargus, Labrus bergylta, Loligo vulgaris, Maja brachydactyla, Mullus surmuletus, Necora puber, Octopus vulgaris, Platichthys flesus, Pollachius pollachius, Psetta máxima, Raja undulata, Scophthalmus rombus, Scyliorhinus canicula, Sepia officinalis, Solea lascaris, Solea senegalensis, Solea solea  and Trisopterus luscus. The information derived from these analyzes is aimed at obtaining a current assessment of the state and evolution of resources and fishing activities and provide the Consellería do Mar (CM) suitable for management tools with the ultimate aim to ensure the sustainability of artisanal fisheries.

Galician SSF are of multigear and multispecies nature

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