The project “Monitorización en el banco de ensayos de las Especies Descartadas por la Pesca con Enmalle y Nasa en Gran Canaria” (DESPESCA) has produced a best practices manual for professional fishermen in order to promote sustainable fishing practices. Furthermore, it has demonstrated the compatibility of traditional fishing methods with the use of emerging technologies in the marine environment.
A new delegation of students from the Swedish maritime school Marina Läroverket visited the facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), as part of their training course on board of the ship school Älva in Canarian waters. The students, accompanied by their teachers, were informed in detail about the features and capabilities of the Multi-purpose Offshore Platform, the Test Site and the Observatory. Furthermore, they were able to discover the specific characteristics of the gliders.
The Innovation Manager of PLOCAN, Ayoze Castro, presented the capabilities, competencies and strategies of the Research Proyects of the Consortium in order to collaborate with the potentials offered by the new research space satellites (Sentinels) launched by the ESA (European Space Agency) during the ‘Atlantic from space’ Workshop organised by the ESA in Southampton, UK.
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.