In Spain, gooseneck barnacles, “percebes,” are an overfished delicacy fetching a high market price ($50/lb.). Oregon fishing communities show interest in developing a percebes market utilizing Pollicipes polymerus. The incormation compiled in this report aims to inform resource managers to avoid over harvesting Oregon goosenecks.
In summer 2016, researchers investigated the current status of P. polymerus populations with three primary objectives:
A. Describe Oregon gooseneck populations on coastal jetties to inform harvest management.