Scientia Marina, Vol 80, No 3 (2016)

The Barcelona agreement: a manifesto towards the spearfishing of the future

Valerio Sbragaglia
Department of Marine Renewable Resources, Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC, Spain

Oscar Sagué Pla
International Forum for Sustainable Underwater Activities (IFSUA), Spain

Ana Gordoa
Department of Marine Ecology, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes, CSIC, Spain

Sergi Pérez Hernández
Spanish Federation of Underwater Activities (FEDAS), Spain

Lydia Chaparro Elias
Fundation ENT, Spain

Mauricio Pulido
Mediterranean Platform of Artisanal Fishers (MEDARTNET), Spain

Roberto Terol Ruiz
International Forum for Sustainable Underwater Activities (IFSUA), Spain

Vincent Giroud
Spearfishing Association of Barcelona (APS), Spain


The Spearfishing Association of Barcelona (APS) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary and decided to write a manifesto called: “The Barcelona Agreement: A Manifesto Towards the Spearfishing of the Future”. The Manifesto was discussed and approved during a round table at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona on 27 February 2016, in which delegates of several stakeholders took part. The Agreement is a revision of the most important points that the authors consider to be fundamental for a sustainable development of spearfishing in the future. The authors expect that this manifesto will be a starting point for a constructive discussion to increase knowledge, efficient practice and effective management of spearfishing.


spearfishing; sustainable; regulation; impact

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