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Participation in the World Fisheries Congress 2021

PhD student Alba Aguión presented in the World Fisheries Congress her spatial bioeconomic model for barnacles

24/09/2021 -

The World Fisheries Congress is being held this week in Adelaide, Australia. The event started this Monday 20th September and will last until Friday 24th, and due to the ongoing impacts of covid-19 the conference is being delivered fully online.

FOL PhD student Alba Aguión has participated in the congress with an oral presentation about her bioeconomic model for the stalked barnacles. This work has been developed during her research stays at the University of California Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the professor Christopher Costello. Stalked barnacles support important artisanal fisheries in Spain and Portugal, and the implementation of management tools that effectively promote their sustainability is vital for the thousand of livelihoods they sustain. In her work, Alba demostrates the importance of spatial tools like periodic closures (also refer to as rotational management) to promote an efficient use of low-mobility or sessile resources like barnacles.

It has been a pleasure participating in the congress, and we hope to be able to attend in person for the next time!


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CATEGORIES: Alba Aguión, Percebes, Results