Conservation and biodiversity
Valuing of the natural and cultural heritage
At present any activity carried out at sea or with an impact on the marine environment must aim at being ecologically sustainable and socially and economically viable. This environment must be considered as an ecosystem in which different activities and stakeholders are integrated.
For this reason, Canaest has a technical group and collaborators capable of rendering consulting services with respect to Integrated Coastal Zone Management, marine biodiversity and conservation of the environment, and also with respect to the socio-economic and institutional dimension of the marine and coastal activities.
The creation of Marine Protected Areas is one of the key points in the political agenda of the United Nations, European Union, governments and fisheries and environmental agreements. Canaest Consulting participates in this process bringing forth technical assessment in any of the aspects and instruments of planning and management of Marine Protected Areas.
The basic premise is that the participation of the local communities in the designing process and the management of these areas is essential to ensure positive results sustainable at a long term.
- Socioeconomic Reconversion Plan for shark fishers and transformers in West Africa
- Pilot project for the implementaton of fishing-tourism related activities in the Canary Islands
- Fisheries zonation audit in Mauritania French Development Agency/Professional Association for the Promotion of Artisanal Fisheries (A3PAM). In consortia with DD-Ecomar
- Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy in the delta of Siné-Saloum, Senegal. (Spanish External Aid Agency /Canarian Goverment / Las Palmas University)
- Participation in the project “ Preliminary actions for the feasibility study , diffusion and launch of activities of fishing-tourism activities in the communities of Arguineguín and Mogán in Gran Canaria” Canarian Institute of Marine Sciences/ Cabildo of Gran Canaria/Fishermen associations of Arguineguín and Mogán