FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Spain

  • Cabo Peñas FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is situated in the middle of the Asturian coastline in Northern Spain with Cape (“Cabo”) Peñas as a remarkable landmark in the area. In the 19th century the canning industry experienced a boom in the coastal cities of Candás and Luanco. Nowadays, the fishing industry has very much declined and the predominantly small scale fleet has been reduced to around 70 vessels and is still decreasing.
  • Oscos-Eo FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The local fishing sector is made up of small-scale inshore operations and shellfish gathering. The only oyster farms in Asturias are also located in this territory. Other relevant economic activities carried out in the FLAG´s territory are agriculture and rural tourism.
  • Northern Artabro Gulf FLAG

    18/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Golfo Ártabro Norte FLAG is situated in the northeast of Galicia. It includes ten municipalities located north of the (“Golfo”) Ártabro Bay, more specifically those around the rias of Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The territory has 10 landing points with basic facilities used daily by around 250 small-scale traditional fishing boats. In addition, shell fish gatherers are working in the tidal area of the beaches.
  • Ese-Entrecabos FLAG

    11/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Entrecabos area covers two municipalities, located in the centre of the Asturian region and between (“entre”) two capes (“cabos”) that serve as prominent landmarks in the territory. The area is steeped in maritime and cultural heritage as well as natural resources. Unfortunately, these characteristics are not widely known.
  • Costa da Morte FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The name of the coastal area of Costa da Morte (“Coast of Death”) refers to its partly rough and rocky shoreline. In between, the coastline which offers attractive beaches and areas of high environmental value. The FLAG has twelve small harbours which generate crucial employment for their immediate surroundings.
  • Murcia FLAG

    07/04/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the six coastal municipalities of the region of Murcia in southern Spain. It stretches over 312km of coastline and includes the biggest saltwater lagoon in the Mediterranean, the Mar Menor. The local economy is based strongly on tourism in the north of the area, especially around the Mar Menor.
  • Costa Sostible FLAG

    29/03/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory covers both the Ria de Muros e Noia and the Ria de Corcubión. The region has historically been highly dependent on fishing even though the sector has not reached the same importance as it has in the south of Galicia.
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    Cultivating Queen Scallops

    22/02/2017
    - Good Practice Project
    Scallop fishermen teamed up with scientists to study the possibility of cultivating Queen Scallops in the Vigo Estuary, diversifying their production method and improving the sustainability of their activity.
  • Arousa FLAG

    29/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is located in the middle of the north western coastline of Spain facing the Atlantic Ocean. The coastal territory of the Ria Arousa FLAG is a horseshoe-shaped area around the wide mouth of the tidal river of the same name and includes a number of islands.
  • Pontevedra FLAG

    28/12/2016
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area forms a geographical entity around the mouth of the Lérez River in the South West of Galicia, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Pontevedra, where it creates Pontevedra's ria, having 6 municipalities. The boundaries are characterised by natural landmarks: The Lanzada isthmus in the North, the Cabo Udra in the South, the islands Ons and Onza in the West.