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Santander Bay: Multiuse and multiuser socioecological space

Abstract: the North coast of Spain (Gulf of Biscay), houses one of the most ancient ports in this coastal area, whose origin dates back to Roman times (Portus Victoriae). Since that time, the bay, the city and the port of Santander have evolved together over time, adapting the goods and services available to different uses and users. The bay has been traditionally used as a natural harbour that has integrated its fishing, commercial and recreational activities with important nature values of this estuarine area, including, among others, a European Special Area for Conservation (SAC) (EU Natura 2000 Network), traditional shellfish harvesting areas and a touristic hot spot in northern Spain (beaches, water sports, marinas, etc.). In this paper, a Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats analysis (SWOT) is carried out on the current and future perspectives of the socio-ecological space of the Bay of Santander, based on a review of current and past knowledge of its natural and socioeconomic systems.

 Fuente: Regional Studies in Marine Science Volume 34, February 2020, 101034

 Publisher: Elsevier

 Publication date: 01/02/2020

 No. of pages: 9

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2019.101034

 ISSN: 2352-4855

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