Category Archives: video documentary

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 »


By | 5 October, 2020

Mañana martes, en el Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto de Gijón, se estrena el videodocumental “Perceberos, recolectores en la Europa del Siglo XXI”, que resume las actividades del proyecto PERCEEBS durante éstos últimos 4 años. Las entradas son limitadas. Se puede consultar en éste vínculo. 

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 »

Construcción-Instalación de las jaulas

By | 14 March, 2019

Proyecto PERCEBES-BiodivERsA Construcción-Instalación from DocumentAzul on Vimeo. Los trabajadores del taller El Vasco hicieron un cuidadoso trabajo de plegado y soldadura para fabricar jaulas de metal capaces de soportar la fuerza del oleaje. Estas condiciones son típicas de los sitios donde viven los percebes. Casi 2 años después del inicio del experimento de exclusión humana… Read More »

Warming up for the 2020 workshop: meeting in Vigo to start arrangements

By | 22 February, 2019

The ultimate goal of research projects related to fisheries management such as PERCEBES is to produce evidence that can be used by decision makers in policies. However, policy making is a complex task influenced by many factors and often the amount of scientific evidence when decisions are made is scarce. As a way to promote… Read More »

¡Feliz 2019!

By | 10 January, 2019

El invierno ha sido bastante benigno hasta el momento en la costa de Asturias. El buen tiempo durante las Navidades ha asegurado una buena cosecha de percebes, que se vendieron a precios muy altos. Los precios ahora ya han bajado, pero todavía quedan algunas de las mejores piedras abiertas al marisqueo.  Abraham y Fran, de la… 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 »

Building cages flat out!

By | 9 June, 2017

People at “Metalistería El Vasco” are working frantically to meet the deadline with the cages. Folding, cutting, welding, drilling, sparks, shouts… Within 3 weeks we are supossed to be fixing those cages to the rocks at the intertidal in Brittany, Asturias, Galicia and Alentejo. Once finished, the cages will go through a galvanization bath, and then… Read More »