Management Plan. State of the art in the Canary Islands
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The Canar y Islands case study cover s the ar tisanal fisher y of T ener ife Island. In gener al, their char acter istics ( volcanic islands, ver y r ough r elief, ir r egular coasts, nar r ow insular shelf, gr eat depths near coast and r elative oligotr ophic water s) gener ates a significant biological diver sity but ver y limited conditions to suppor t gr eat populations of living marine resources. The ar tisanal fishing activity is multigear s and multispecies, with a gr eat var iety of species that ar e exploited by a wide r ange of fishing gear s that gener ate difficulties to establish management plans to r egulate this activity .