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Multidimensional Indicators to Assess the Sustainability of Demersal Small-Scale Fishery in the Azores

Inês Pereira (), Ualerson Iran Peixoto, Wendell Medeiros-Leal, Morgan Casal-Ribeiro and Régis Santos
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Inês Pereira: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Ualerson Iran Peixoto: Okeanos-UAc Instituto de Investigação em Ciências do Mar, Universidade dos Açores, Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado, 4, 9901-862 Horta, Portugal
Wendell Medeiros-Leal: Okeanos-UAc Instituto de Investigação em Ciências do Mar, Universidade dos Açores, Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado, 4, 9901-862 Horta, Portugal
Morgan Casal-Ribeiro: Okeanos-UAc Instituto de Investigação em Ciências do Mar, Universidade dos Açores, Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado, 4, 9901-862 Horta, Portugal
Régis Santos: Okeanos-UAc Instituto de Investigação em Ciências do Mar, Universidade dos Açores, Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado, 4, 9901-862 Horta, Portugal

Sustainability, 2022, vol. 14, issue 24, 1-19

Abstract: The Azorean demersal fishery sector is one of the most important in the archipelago. As a small-scale fishery, it plays an important role in the livelihood of the community, being a source of employment and income, and contributing to poverty alleviation. Because fisheries are a complex system, a multidisciplinary approach that includes socioeconomic indicators is required for a broader assessment of fishery sustainability. This study analyzes the Azorean bottom longline fishery using the Fishery Performance Indicators tool, regarding its ecology, economy, and community indicators. The findings indicated that the fishery is mostly sustainable, although there is still opportunity for improvement. Its ecological indicators had a good performance, mainly due to the effort and work of the scientific community that makes continuous studies to examine the state of its stocks. The economic indicators are in good condition as well, but some obstacles stopped the indicator from obtaining a better performance; mainly the landing volatility and the fishery’s main source of capital (subsidies), which can make the fishery less competitive. Finally, its community indicator had a very good performance, which reflects the fishery’s socioeconomic and cultural relevance for the Azores.

Keywords: FPI; triple bottom line; sustainability indicators; bottom longline fishery; demersal species; NE Atlantic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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