Chapter Métiers, effort and catches of a Mediterranean small-scale coastal fishery: the case of the gulf of Lion Marine Natural Parc
In the context of current fisheries crisis, this study aimed describing the characteristics of the artisanal fisheries in the Gulf of Lion Marine Natural Park located north-western Mediterranean. Catch Per Unit Effort and fishing effort were described on a spatio-temporal scale. Data were collected through questionnaires to fishers at landing sites for a one-year between 2019 and 2020. The most frequently used métiers were the hake gillnet and the sparids trammel net and gillnet, targeting two predominant species: hake (Merluccius merluccius) and gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata).