Small-Scale Fisheries in Spain: Diversity and Challenges

  1. David Florido-del-Corral 1
  2. Sebastián Villasante 2
  3. Raquel De la Cruz-Modino 3
  4. Pascual-Fernández, José J 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Sevilla
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    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España

    GRID grid.9224.d

  2. 2 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
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    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España

    GRID grid.11794.3a

  3. 3 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

Book:
Small-Scale Fisheries in Europe: Status, Resilience and Governance

Publisher: Springer

ISSN: 2212-6260

ISBN: 9783030373702

Year of publication: 2020

Pages: 253-281

Type: Book chapter

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-37371-9_13 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

Abstract

Small-scale fisheries constitute an important segment of the Spanish fishing fleet. Within the European context, the Spanish small-scale fleet is the third largest behind only Greece and Italy. The historical, cultural, economic, and social significance of this fishing sector in Spain is high, as is the range of gears and strategies used. This chapter aims to provide an overview of the condition of small-scale fisheries in Spain. It focuses on factors which have influenced the development of the sector over time. It thus pays attention to the role of local fisher organisations (cofradías), the interactions that occur with other fisheries but also with tourism, and the effects of the European Common Fisheries Policy. This chapter argues that small-scale fisheries in the country differ from one region to another, but all face serious challenges both at sea and in the markets. These are to be addressed by relevant actors at different scale levels.

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