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FLAG factsheet - Spain - Fisterra - Ría Muros - Noia

Offical name: 
Grupo de acción Costeira 4: Fisterra - Ría Muros - Noia
Fisterra - Ría Muros - Noia
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Description of the area and its main challenges

The territory is situated on the northwestern coast of Galicia within the Atlantic Ocean Arc and includes two main areas - the rías and the coast (Costa da Morte).  The area reveals a 45% dependency of the fishing sector while at the same time being home to a number of protected areas and Sites of Community Interest such as Ancoradoiro and Monte Pindo. It is a zone with a high level of unemployment and little economic specialization which, as well as its relience on the fisheris sector, is highly dependent on tourism. 

Population: 66 156 Employment in fisheries: 45%

Surface area/km²: 593 Coastal or inland: coastal

Population Density/ Inhabitants/ km²: 111 Protected areas: 6


Main focus of FLAG strategy

Our strategy highlights the following priorities: 1) deepening the economic diversification of the area; 2) improving the competitiveness of the fisheries sector through value added in processing, marketing and distribution of fisheries products; 3) raising the quality of life and improving the environmental quality of the area. We aim to approach these by fostering complementarity between the fisheries sector and the tourist sector. Moreover, an important focus of the strategy is to retain the young population and encourage the integration of disadvantaged groups.

Environmental Management (1-5, where 5 is high priority and 1 is low priority) : 3

Improving the competitiveness of the fisheries sector (1-5) : 4

Diversification into other activities (1-5) : 5

Other : improving social cohesion

Project examples and ideas

 - marketing platform for the fisheries sector

 - Designing a marine tourism offer


Lead Partner/Responsible Legal Entity:  GAC 4 Fisterra Ría - Muros Noia

Other key actors/organisations in the partnership: The fishing organization (cofradía) of  Porto do Son and other confradías; the Fisterra, Muros and Outes Town Halls, a Businessmen's Association, the  tourist asociaición etc.   

Links with LEADER: no formal links with Leader groups.       

% of public actors : 25

% of fisheries actors : 35

% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors : 45

% of environmental actors : 0                                                          

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership : 31

Number of individuals on main decision-making body : 18

Number of contracted staff in FLAG : 3


Total public funding 2007-2013 : € 10 000 000

EFF : €   6 100 000

Other public : €   3 900 000

Private :

FLAG Manager: 
Manuela Oviedo Hermida
Other contact: 
President : Tomas Fajardo Da Costa
GAC 4 Fisterra Ría - Muros Noia, Curro Da Praza 1, 15250 Muros, Spain.
gac4 ( at )
+34 638 033 467 / +34 981 822 754
+34 981 822 754
Languages spoken: 
Galician, Spanish and English