FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Spain

  • Fuerteventura FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and includes the 4.8Km2 islet of Lobos. It has a low, sandy coastline resulting from intense erosion. The activities that traditionally occupied the local population (agriculture, including cattle farming, and fishing) now provide employment to scarcely 1.2% of the population, while three quarters of jobs are linked to the service sector, and in particular tourism.
  • Noroeste de Cádiz FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Noroeste de Cádiz FLAG area consists of five municipalities: Trebujena, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota, Chipiona and Puerto de Santa María. Fishing activities (trawling, seining, shell-fishing) are widespread throughout the area where there are several fishing ports and catches are sold at fish auctions daily.
  • Lanzerote FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lanzarote, also known as “the island of volcanos”, is made up of seven municipalities and a small archipelago to the north of the island (Chinijo Archipelago). The whole area has been classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
  • Gran Canaria FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG covers the coastline of Gran Canaria, the most populated of the seven Canary Islands. Tourism is the main engine of Gran Canaria’s economy, 63% of which is divided between the retail trade and the restaurant sector.
  • Cadiz Estrecho FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Cádiz Estrecho FLAG area spans approximately 710km2, has a population of 70 000, and comprises natural marshland and the estuaries of the Sancti Petri channel. The area’s main fisheries activities are on the coastal stretch between the Bays of Cádiz and Algeciras, which are served by the fishing ports of Algeciras and Sancti Petri, which is situated in Chiclana.
  • Huelva FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The region of Huelva comprises the five coastal municipalities of Ayamonte, Isla Cristina, Lepe, Cartaya and Punta Umbría. Situated on the Atlantic coast the area has an attractive coastline, low levels of urbanisation and extensive marshlands, dunes and pine forests, many of which are protected.
  • Western Almeria FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Poniente Almeriense is situated in the southwest of the Almería province and comprises a 35km coastline. It is boarded to the north by the Sierra de Gádor and the Alborán Sea to the south. West of the FLAG area is the municipality of Albuñol (Granada) and to the east is the Gulf of Almería. From a social perspective, there is a strong unity between the FLAG area’s four municipalities.
  • Malaga FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area comprises six coastal municipalities which all have a strong marine and fishing tradition and culture. The area, like most in the coastal enclaves of the Mediterranean, has a large population. The services industry, particularly the tourism sector, accounts for a high percentage of businesses, jobs, and sales in the area.
  • Almeria Coast FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Almería Coast FLAG is situated in the eastern part of the Almería province with an area spanning approximately 1 500km2. The region has longstanding fishing tradition but in recent years, the industry has been in decline.
  • Granada Coast FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area’s coastline is very rugged, formed by steep cliffs and hillsides. Its proximity to Africa and the Sierra Nevada Mountains protects the area’s coastline from the cold winds of the north, thus creating a subtropical microclimate. The region has approximately 320 days of sun per year and an average temperature of 20°C. It is one of the most densely populated regions in Andalucía