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Showing the vulnerability of Galician TURFs

Raquel Ruiz Díaz presents her internship work at the EMBRC-IMBRSea Symposium

04/07/2018 -

Raquel Ruiz Díaz, student of the International Master in Marine Biological Resources IMBRSea presented last week the work developed for her professional practice at Future Oceans Lab. During 2 months, Raquel assessed the vulnerability of Galician goose barnacle fishery to climate impacts with the collaboration of Elena Ojea, Xiaozi Liu and Alba Aguión. The study includes 24 fisher’s guilds and divides the fishery by harvest practice: by boat vs on foot. This study provides valuable insights into socio-ecological vulnerability at local scale and shows which fisher guilds should be prioritized to target managed strategies to reduce their vulnerability.

This work has been possible thanks to the collaboration of Gonzalo Macho, from CIM, and the technical assistants of the fisher guilds. Cooperation with the Xunta, DX Desenvolvemento pesqueiro has also been crucial for accessing information to assess adaptive capacity of fishers. The results are available in a poster here (link), and will be potentially published in a scientific journal.

The symposium, named Diving Marine Minds, was organized in Ostend (Vayamundo, Belgium) by the Ghent University, the IMBRSea consortium and the European Marine Biological Resource Center (EMBRC). More than 150 students, teachers and partners got together in an innovative engaging setting with training workshops, exhibitions, debates and presentations. Topics discussed and studied include the top-priorities and challenges for today’s Ocean ranging.

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CATEGORIES: Conferences, Future Oceans Lab, Projects, Research, Results, Team