Fishing in the Bay of Biscay
December 17, 2018

Aquaculture in the Centro Region

Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food producing sectors worldwide. Despite the large Portuguese coastline and that fact that the Portuguese are one of the largest per-capita consumers of fresh fish, Portugal is also one of the lowest producers of farmed marine produce across the Atlantic Arc. This case study will examine the Centro region of the Portuguese coastal area as a living lab for a Blue Growth Pathway to develop guidelines for sustainable aquaculture. The Centro region is home to some of the larger aquaculture farms in Portugal. The output of this case study will be quantitative indicators for assessing sustainable development in aquaculture. Sustainability will be assessed across 4 dimensions: economic, social, environmental and governance. This case study is being led by CIIMAR.