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FLAG factsheet - Portugal - Além Tejo

Offical name: 
Grupo d'acção costeira Além Tejo
Country: 
Portugal
Region: 
Alentejo
Area: 
Litoral Alentejano + Setúbal Peninsula
Code: 
PT05
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Description of the area and its main challenges

The main challenge of the area id to develop economic synergies, increase the competitiveness through actions contributing to the regeneration of the fisheries sector and improve the fisheries communities' quality of life. In order to ensure critical mass and strategical coherence, the FLAG AlemTejo was established on a wide area including two NUT 3 areas of Peninsula de Setubal (a non convergence region) and Alentejo Litoral (a convergence region).

Population: 152 352                                                    Employment in fisheries: 1 771

Surface area/km²: 2 335.53 Km²                                Coastal or inland: Coastal

Population Density/ Inhabitants/ km²: 65.23           Protected areas: 8

Main focus of FLAG strategy

The resources and traditions of our territory, allied with it's natural patrimony are the core resources that will be valued through a strategy fostering local entrepreneurship. A strong determination is to better value the area's fisheries products and services and promote social cohesion in the fishermen communities, always in a environmental conservation context.

Environmental Management (1-5, where 5 is high priority and 1 is low priority) : 4 

Improving the competitiveness of the fisheries sector (1-5) : 3 

Diversification into other activities (1-5) : 5

Other:   

  • Historical heritage : 3
  • Valorization of the social image of the activities linked with the fisheries sector : 4
  • Social services of proximity : 4
Project examples and ideas

- Professional training and improving the access to local enterprises, with emphasis on women's access to jobs

- Diversification of fisheries sector activities, developing initiatives like tourism

- Valorisation and protection of the natural and historical heritage of the fishermen communities 

Partnership

ADL - Associação de Desenvolvimento do Litoral Alentejano (Association for the development of the Litoral Alentejano)

Other key actors/organisations in the partnership: ADL, ADREPES, Câmaras Municipais de Alcácer do Sal; Alcochete; Grândola; Montijo; Moita; Odemira; Santiago do Cacém; Sesimbra ; Setúbal; Sines.

Assoc. Armadores de Pesca Artesa-nal e do Cerco do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, Inst. Politécnico de Setúbal, Inst. Da Conservação da Natureza e Biodiversidade,IP, Univ. de Évora, Docapesca, S.A., Mútua dos Pescadores, Águas de Santo André, S.A., Artesanal Pesca, CRL, Assoc. Portuguesa do Património Marítimo, Assoc. Armadores de Pesca Artesanal e Local do Cen-tro e Sul, Assoc. Pescadores de Alcochete, Alconser, Lda., Bival-mar, CRL, Carlos Bicha & Filhos, Lda., Estanaval, Lda. Fripex, Lda., Fundação João Gonçalves Júnior, Ismael Augusto Nunes, ENI, Juventude Desportiva do Carvalhal, Maria de Fátima Damas Ricardo, ENI, Sapalsado, Lda, Soc. Cooperativa União Piscatória Aldegalense, SESIBAL-Cooperativa de Pesca de Setúbal, Sesim-bra e Sines, Setúbal Pesca—Associação de Armadores, TAIPA-Organização Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento Integrado do Concelho de Odermira.

Links with LEADER :  -  FLAG (same partnership)                                                                                

% of public actors : 35.14

% of fisheries actors : 45.95

% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors : 13.51

% of environmental actors : 5.41

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership : 37

Number of individuals on main decision-making body : 7

Number of contracted staff in FLAG : 10 FTEs for the LAG (number of FTE working for the FLAG: )

Funding

Total public funding 2007-2013 : € 4 252 536.37 (€ 1 617 120.37 - Litoral Alentejano + € 2 635 416 - Península de Setúbal)

EFF : € 2 395 267.95 (€ 1 139 666 - Litoral Alentejano + € 1 255 600 - Península de Setúbal)

Other public : (MS + Public Actors) € 1 857 268.43 ( MS = € 1 352 281 - € 272 465 - Litoral Alentejano + € 1 079 816 - Península de Setúbal)

Private : € 1 437 469.12 (€ 554 223.46 - Litoral Alentejano + € 883 245.66 - Península de Setúbal)

Contacts
FLAG Manager: 
ADL - Associação de Desenvolvimento do Litoral Alentejano
Other contact: 
President: Eng.º Manuel Amaro Figueira (ABM - Associação de Beneficiarios do Mira)
Address: 
ZAM, Lote 5, 7540-235 Santiago do Cacém
Email: 
adl.alentejano@mail.telepac.pt
Telephone: 
+351 269 827 233
Fax: 
+351 269 829 744
Languages spoken: 
Portuguese, Spanish and English