The Project Managers of the project DESPESCA (Monitorización en el banco de ensayos de las Especies Descartadas por la Pesca con Enmalle y Nasa en Gran Canaria), led by PLOCAN, organised a technical session in order to present the results of the project to the collaborating entities: the Fishing Co-operative of Melenara, the Fishing Co-operative of San Cristóbal, the Cabildo (Island Government) of Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands.
During the session they presented the results of the study of a hundred fishing trips with fish traps and fishing nets, which are the major arts of professional fishermen of Gran Canaria, between January 2018 and January 2019. Also, a best practices manual for professional fishermen was presented, in order to promote sustainable fishing practices. Gratitude was expressed for their collaboration to the Fishing Cooperatives, the Cabildo (Island Government) of Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands; and to CIMA Company for its advice on the analysis of results.
DESPESCA has been led by PLOCAN with the collaboration of the Biodiversity Foundation, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, through the Pleamar Program, co-financed by the FEMP (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund).