Description of the institution that represents and lines of work
Management of the Rural Environment of the Canary Islands, S.A.U. (GMR Canarias) is a public trading company that depends on the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water. Currently, it is instrumental and technical service of the Public Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, as recognized in Royal Decree 188/2001 of October 15, which determines its purpose of serving as an instrument for the execution of the agricultural and fisheries policy of the Government of the Canary Islands.
The Fishing Division of the Projects Division provides services related to artisanal fisheries, aquaculture and coastal management, among which are the monitoring and surveillance of the Marine Reserves of Fishing Interest of El Hierro and La Graciosa (Lanzarote), the maintenance and crew of the Fisheries Inspection vessels of the Directorate General of Fisheries of the Government of the Canary Islands, the sanitary monitoring of aquaculture farms, experimental aquaculture cultures in the open sea of mussels in the Canary Islands, etc.
He also has experience in projects financed by the EU within the framework of the PCTMAC programs: GESMAR (PCT-MAC Program 2007-2013) on the sustainable management of marine resources in Macaronesia; PLASMAR (MAC Program 2014-2020) on the establishment of the bases for the application of Maritime Space Management through the application of robust scientific methodologies. Also in the POCTEFEX Program (2008-2013) with the OMARCOST project, aimed at developing a strategy for the environmental sustainability of the transboundary coastal environment and in projects convened by DGMare: ORFISH whose main objective is the development of innovative low-impact fishing practices for small-scale vessels in the outermost regions.
Description of the work he performs within the MIMAR project.
In MIMAR, GMR Canarias participates in the development of a surveillance protocol, alert and coordinated monitoring in the region, through the creation of an observatory and the survey aimed at studying the presence of ciguatoxin in fish in the different regions that participate in the project; as well as in the creation of a Surveillance Network of the Ciguatera in La Macaronesia, formed as a system for collecting samples and analyzing information on toxins present in consumer fish, allowing early detection and risk assessment.