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Table 1 Inventory of old saltworks reported in Canary Islands and Cape Verde archipelagos, and those still working today

From: A revision of Artemia biodiversity in Macaronesia

Archipielago Island Saltworks reported (*) Mean area (ha) Saltworks still working Name Year starting activity Annual salt production (t)
Canary Islands La Palma 2 1.25 1 Fuencaliente 1967 420
  El Hierro 2 0.04 0    
  Tenerife 5 1.80 0    
  Gran Canaria 12 1.50 3 Tenefé 1800 200
      Boca Cangrejo 1800 110
      Puerto Arinaga 1790 400
  Fuerteventura 4 3.20 1 El Carmen 1910 400
  Lanzarote 27 7.00 2 Janubio 1915 13,000
      Guatiza 1940 500
  Total 52   7    
Cape Verde Sal 3 31.00 1 Pedra Lume ? ?
  Boa Vista 3   0    
  Maio 2   0    
  Total 8   1    
  1. (*) Modified and summarized from Marin and Luengo [5].