AL Percebe

State of the fishery of the stalked barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes at Cabo de Sines (SW Portugal) and change in its management: towards co-management at a local level

January 2018 to December 2020

-“GAL Pesca Litoral Alentejano” represented by “ADL- Associação de Desenvolvimento do Litoral Alentejano”;

  1. -a local association of fishers (“Associação de Mariscadores da Terra do Vasco da Gama”);

  2. -a regional association of fishers (“Associação de Armadores da Pesca Artesanal e do Cerco do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina).

The main goal of this project is to evaluate and ameliorate the state of the stalked barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes (“percebe”) at Cabo de Sines and to change its management in this area through the transfer of knowledge between scientists and fishers.

Six tasks are being held:

  1. 1)definition and implementation of an experimental system of co-management of this fishery at Cabo de Sines;

  2. 2)monitoring of the state of the resource and of its fishery in Alentejo;

  3. 3)experimental recovery of exploited areas;

  4. 4)economic valorisation of  P. pollicipes in Alentejo;

  5. 5)increase of the scientific capacity and strengthening of fishers associations to increase their involvement in management;

6) dissemination of good co-management practices and of the results of the project.