Diversification in Galician Fishing Communities

In Northeastern Spain, artisanal Galician fisheries utilize a number of strategies in their fishing activities and livelihoods. These include:

  • drawing upon a diversity of species
  • fishing in a diversity of locations
  • utilizing a diversity of fishing gear

The seasonal income that fishing provides supplements the incomes of a range of people in other professions ranging from taxi drivers to shopkeepers, as well as providing income for individuals who may be retired or unemployed

Freire J, Garcia-Allut A. 2000. Socioeconomic and biological causes of management failures in European artisanal fisheries: the case of Galicia (NW Spain). Marine Policy 2000;24:375–384.
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