CIMA´s fisheries department evaluates fisheries resources, performance of different artisanal fishing techniques, environmental impact, etc.

The following projects were carried out in 2017:

    - Preliminary assessment of the environmental impact of fishing for Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) by fishing fleet of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands in comparison with other national fleets.

    - Experimental fishing campaign for deep-sea crabs along the southern coast of Gran Canaria and biological sampling for further catch management.

    - Experimental design and construction of “cazonal” nets.

    - Revision of normative aspects regulating the use of “cazonal” nets in Gran Canaria.

    - Preliminary investigation of “cazonal” fishing in the north of Lanzarote.

    - Impact study of fish traps and corrective technological improvements: “Proyecto Nasa Sostenible”

    - European Project ORFISH “Development of innovative, low-impact offshore fishing practices for small-scalevessels in outermost regions”.