Evaluating Fishermen’s Conservation Attitudes and Local Ecological Knowledge of the European Sardine (Sardina pilchardus), Peniche, Portugal
By: Heitor O. Braga, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Henrique M. F. Oliviera, & Miguel A. Pardal
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 13:25
Key words: Attitudes, Local Ecological Knowledge, European sardine, Fishermen, Conservation
European sardines are an important fishing resource in the North Atlantic. Recognized for its great commercial and economic value in southern Europe, this resource currently has low stock indices. From this perspective, fishers’ local ecological knowledge (LEK) is appreciated as an auxiliary tool in the management of sardines in this region. The goal of this article is to evaluate the LEK and attitudes towards the conservation of Sardina pilchardus in the typical fishing village of Peniche, Portugal.

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