Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
The process and achievements of this initiative will be presented. It was born from a small group of artisanal fishermen from the west of Asturias with the support of a FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group) and is becoming a reference in sustainable management of small-scale fishing. The enhancement of sustainable fishing practices through MSC certification has increased fishermen’s incomes and improved control of fishing effort. But working with the MSC certification standards has also generated greater environmental awareness among fishermen. Improved governance is being achieved, with the involvement of the sector in fisheries management and its active participation in scientific campaigns.
Contact: Germán Campal, Ceder Navia-Porcia, Spain (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)