Goose Barnacle
Pollicipes policipes
José Alberto

The Goose Barnacle is one of the most popular and appetizing seafood from the Portuguese coastline. It has an important commercial value as a result of the difficulty of its capture. Due to its natural characteristics, the Berlengas are a prime location for Goose Barnacles, especially in the rocks facing north highly exposed to intense hydrodynamics. The barnacle harvesting in Berlengas is regulated since 2000 and it must be authorized by the Nature Reserve.