Artisanal fisheries in the Canary Islands (Eastern-Central Atlantic): Description, analysis of their economic contribution, current threats, and strategic actions for sustainable development

Publicado el: 02 de enero de 2021, por :
Artisanal fisheries in the Canary Islands (Eastern-Central Atlantic): Description, analysis of their economic contribution, current threats, and strategic actions for sustainable development
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Fishing is a primary activity of great importance in the Canaries and has traditionally played an important role in reducing poverty, in job creation, strengthening food security and sovereignty, and increasing the value of its products. This study is needed to analyze fishing contribution in a region strongly based on tourism. Aims were: to update the inventory of fishing techniques, to detail the biodiversity involved, and for the first time to analyze the contribution of the landings. We also identify threats to the activity and draft a plan with strategic actions for its sustainability.