Biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, blue economy and local development

  • Planning and development of value creation and employment opportunities in the Blue Economy.
  • Promotion of the Circular Economy, with a special focus on marine pollution.
  • Integrated local development planning for the coastal zone.
  • Economic conversion and diversification.
  • Enhancing the resilience of coastal communities to climate change.
  • Study and proposals for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Design of CO2 emission reduction and abatement programmes.
  • Proposals for enhancing sustainability.
Related Projects

2020 CESO CI International / African Development Bank Angola
Development of value chains in the marine cluster. Angolan Ministry of Economy and Planning
Conservation | Infrastructure
2020 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria / ERDF West Africa/EU
Technical assistance for NAUTICOM ( Nautic sports) and MARCET (whale watching) projects (Spain, Portugal, Cape Verde, Morocco).
2019 Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Cabo Verde, Senegal
Identification of the Project "Leading West African fishing companies towards sustainable fishing practices"
Conservation | Management
2018 Gran Canaria Island Council Spain
Study on waste management in the small-scale fishing sector of Gran Canaria
2018 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria / UE (ERDF) Spain
Internationalisation of marinas and nautical tourism companies in Macaronesia
2017 MSC, Marine Stewardship Council – Sustainable fisheries. France, Spain
Mid-term evaluation of the WWF/MSC Project “MedFish - Fisheries on the road to sustainability” Assessment and proposals for the extension of the eco-certification in the Mediterranean.
Conservation | Management
2016 Fishing Local Action Group of Gran Canaria. Spain
Fisheries Local Development Strategy, Gran Canaria 2016-2020
2015 WWF European Policy Programme EU-Mediterranean countries
Study of the interplay between nationally-produced and imported seafood products from developing countries in the markets of EU Mediterranean Member States (WWF – EU Project "Fish Forward")
Conservation | Planning
2014 Gran Canaria Island Council Spain
Program of enhancement of the artisanal fisheries sector and related tourism products. Gran Canaria fishing network.
2013 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria / EU Spain - Morocco
Nautical Cooperation Net between the Canary Islands and Morocco (NAUCAM) / POCTEFEX
2012 ACP FISH II – European Commission / Agrer S.A. West Africa
Support for the implementation of the Sub-regional Plan for the conservation of rays and sharks. Elaboration of the Socio-Economic Reconversion Plan and harmonisation of the legal framework
2009 Gran Canaria Island Council Spain
Implementation of the program of diversification of revenues and the consolidation of the small-scale fishing sector of Gran Canaria through the development of fish-tourism activities.
2009 Las Palmas University Foundation Senegal
Coordination of the project “Sustainable Development of the Biosphere Reserve of the Delta of the Sine and Saloum through the promotion of eco-tourism”
2007 Canarian Institute of Marine Sciences / Gran Canaria Island Council / Fishers associations Spain
Preliminary actions for the feasibility study, diffusion and launch of activities of fishing-tourism activities in two fishing localities (Arguineguín and Mogán)
2006 Gran Canaria Island Council Spain
Study on possibilities for the development of artisanal processing centres for fishery products in the Canarian fishermen's associations.
Conservation | Infrastructure
2002 Canarian Association of Fishfarmers Spain
Project for the extension of the aquaculture in the artisanal fishing communities
1999 Canarian Association of Fishfarmers Spain
Study of the potential for the development of the aquaculture in traditional fishing villages