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Fishing in the Bay of Biscay

This case study involves assessing the role of commercial fishing in a Blue Growth strategy. The fishing industry of the Bay of Biscay will be used as a living lab to illustrate ways in which commercial fishing can make its transition towards a more sustainable industry. It will not focus exclusively on the potential for sustainable jobs and growth of commercial fisheries, but will also consider sustainability from environmental and institutional perspectives. This will be done by compiling time series data on environmental, socioeconomic and institutional factors that will help to explain how the fishing industry of the Bay of Biscay has evolved over time. In turn this will be followed up with interviews with stakeholders in order to learn their view on the types of development that they would see as being in line with the ambition and objectives of the Blue Growth agenda. These outputs will be used to develop guiding principles towards sustainability and further develop transition pathways for Blue Growth in other fishing industries across the Atlantic Arc. This case study is being led by joint AZTI- UPV/EHU team.