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Fisheries, Biodiversity and Conservation

Group leaders
Karim Erzini
Jorge Manuel dos Santos Gonçalves
Keywords
fisheries management
marine biodiversity
biodiversity conservation

The main objectives of the group are to contribute to the improved management and sustainable exploitation of the multi-species resources of the Algarve coastal waters.

Fishing and fishing related activities are of considerable importance in the Algarve (southern Portugal), which is the Portuguese region with the highest percentage of the working population directly or indirectly involved in fisheries. The main objectives of the group are to contribute to the improved management and sustainable exploitation of the multi-species resources of the Algarve coastal waters. In recent years, the fisheries sector has been under considerable pressure, with a decline in landings of many of the most important species.