The object of this paper is to sound out the perception of economic agents on the regulatory mechanisms
presently in force, and on others which are possible (fishing rights), with the objective of analysing the questions posed in
the case of Galicia, Spain. We characterise in the first place the agents and the rules in the Galician fishing regulation, and
from this we design a questionnaire to obtain the required information. The questionnaire is given to a significant sample of
fishermen and companies of the sector, and is contrasted with the opinion of the nearest regulator. In the conclusions, we
emphasize some points of agreement, such as the necessity of controlling the fishing effort, the transferability of fishing
rights and their multiannual duration, emphasising that the latter aspects have rarely been experienced in Galicia.
Varela-Lafuente, M.M.,M.D. Garza-Gil & C. Iglesias-Malvido. Fisheries Management Institutions: Perceptions of Economics Agents in Galicia (Spain). In:Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.