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FLAG factsheet - Spain - Navia-Porcía

Offical name: 
Grupo de Acción Costera Asociación Centro de Desarrollo Navia-Porcía
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Description of the area and its main challenges

The fisheries area, Navia-Porcía, an area of high natural value and well-conserved coast, includes the municipalities of Navia, Coaña, El Franco and Tapia de Casariego. The fisheries sector has a fleet of small traditional fishing boats which catch mainly barnacles, octopus, bonito (tuna) hake and conger - though not exclusively. The main challenges for the sector in the area are to improve competitiveness by increasing the added value of fisheries and to increase the income of fishermen, by improving products, reducing costs and achieving greater control of marketing.

Population: 20 891 Employment in fisheries: 151 fishermen 

Surface area/km²: 273 Coastal or inland:  Coastal 

Population Density/ Inhabitants/ km²: 76.5 Protected areas: 4

Main focus of FLAG strategy

Our strategy includes 5 main priorities which are as follows: 1) Increased professionalism and rationalization of the sector; 2) ensuring quality supply and respect for the environment; 3) Improving competitiveness by increasing the added value of fishery products; 4) Diversification into new economic activities which are compatible with the professional practice of fishing; and 5) Improving the quality of life in coastal areas through public intervention. 

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

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

Diversification into other activities (1-5): 4

Other: Social participation: 3

Project examples and ideas

- Design and implementation of traceability systems for the catches in the area.

- Promotional campaigns and implementation of certified quality marks for certain species

- Support for business investment in other sectors 

- Adaptation of fishery infrastructure (fish markets) for tourist visits


Lead partner or Responsible Legal Entity: G.A.C. Asociación Centro de Desarrollo Navia-Porcía (CEDER Navia-Porcía) (Coastal Action Group, Development Centre of Navia-Porcía).

Other key actors/organisations in the partnership: For the management of EFF Axis 4, CEDER Navia-Porcía has set up a Fisheries Commission, composed of four fishermen's associations (guilds), four municipalities, one sports fishing association, and a women’s association. Other members of the CEDER Navia-Porcía include public authorities, agricultural organizations, business associations, cultural associations, agricultural and forestry cooperatives and youth associations.

Links with LEADER: CEDER Navia-Porcía is also the Local Action Group which manages Leader in the Navia-Porcía area, which includes 9 municipalities, ensuring complementarity between Leader and EFF. The decisions regarding the Leader programme are taken by the Board of Management of the organization. The decisions regarding EFF Axis 4 are taken by a specific Fisheries Commission within the partnership.

% of public actors: 40% (of the Fisheries Commission)  

% of fisheries actors: 40% 

% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 20% 

% of environmental actors: 0%

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership: 24

Number of individuals on main decision-making body: 10

Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 2 full time equivalents – made up of 6 people in total (who also work on other local development programmes).  


Total public funding 2007-2013: € 1 339 126.21

EFF: €    735 582.03 

Other public (national/ regional/ provincial): €    603 544.18 

Private: €    685 500.00 

FLAG Manager: 
Mr. Germán Campal Fernández
Other contact: 
President: Mr. José A. Barrientos González - Fisheries Commission President : Ms. Cecilia Pérez Sánchez.
CEDER Navia-Porcía, C/ Antonio Fernández Vallina, 6 – 33710 Navia, Principado de Asturias, España
info (at)
+34 985474951 / +34 985474952
+34 985474941
Languages spoken: 
Spanish, Fala nosa, English and very little French