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Gatherers in XXI century Europe: The gooseneck barnacle fishery

By | 25 November, 2020

Documentary about the science and the management of the gooseneck barnacle fishery in the southwestern coast of Europe. It portrays the power of co-management to achieve a sustainable exploitation of the resource and to find solutions to the pressing problem of poaching. It also shows results from European research project PERCEBES on the recovery of… Read More »

Building and installing cages

By | 14 March, 2019

Proyecto PERCEBES-BiodivERsA Construcción-Instalación from DocumentAzul on Vimeo. Employees at the El Vasco workshop did a carefull folding and welding job to produce metal cages cages capable of withstanding tremendous wave forces. These conditions are typical of the sites where the stalked barnacles live. Almost 2 years after initiation of the PERCEBES human exclusion experiment, the… Read More »

Happy 2019!

By | 10 January, 2019

Winter has been mostly pleasant in the Asturian Coast so far. Good weather during the Christmas period ensured a good catch, which was sold at top prices. Prices now have dropped, but some of the best reefs remain open to the barnacle gatherers. Abraham and Fran, from the Luanco fishers guild, kindly brought us to “La… Read More »

Second project meeting in Roscoff. 10-12 April 2018

By | 25 April, 2018

The second project meeting was finally held at Roscoff between the 10 and 12 April. It was an important meeting where we had to evaluate the damage to the Human Excusion Experiment after a very harsh winter. In Asturias several of the exclusion cages were released by successive storms with 7-m waves. Fortunatelly, they could be fixed… Read More »

Winter has hit hard

By | 6 March, 2018

This is what is left of one of our experimental cages in one of project PERCEBES sites in Asturias, N Spain. Loss of cages has been massive in Asturias during winter, possibly because the main storm hit directly from the North. By comparison, sites at Portugal and Galicia fared much better. Note that the rock… Read More »

Modelling meeting in Aveiro

By | 2 February, 2018

During the 29 and 30th of January members of PERCEBES met at the Complexo Interdisciplinar de Ciências Físicas Aplicadas à Nanotecnologia e Oceanografia (CICFANO), in the University of Aveiro, Portugal, to discuss different aspects of the biophysical models of larval transport. One of the aims of project PERCEBES is to develop models to predict the drift… Read More »