Fisheries Areas Network


  • Keeping FLAGs in action between programming periods

    - Good Practice Method
    The Regional Government of Galicia offers an inspirational example of how to plan CLLD implementation in advance to ensure FLAGs remain operational from one programming period to another. This has helped to safeguard the local dynamic and credibility built up by the FLAGs and ensure funds are quickly available for new projects in the new period.
  • FLAG Cooperation in Spain

    - Cooperation MS Fiche
    Cooperation is organised in different ways around Spain, depending on the region. It is generally not mandatory but in the region of Andalusia was a compulsory element of the local development strategies that candidate FLAGs had to submit.
  • Blue Economy Awards for FLAG projects

    - Good Practice Method
    A project competition and awards ceremony were organised by the regional administration to boost communication around CLLD and increase local awareness of the FLAGs’ work in Galicia’s coastal areas.
  • FARNET Magazine n°15

    - Publication
    In this 2017 edition: support to small scale coastal fisheries, the challenge of generational renewal, FLAGs, local innovation and risk taking, cooperation takes off in CLLD fisheries areas, reports from Spain, Sweden and Germany
  • Catering company set up by a barnacle gatherer and his mother

    - Good Practice Short Story
    Playa del Aguilar is a renowned beach and highly attractive touristic point on the Asturian coast. The village triples its population over the summer months, from 5 000 to 15 000 and the sandy beach and modern seafront are visited daily by thousands of tourists, summer residents and locals. However, in the vicinity of the beach, there are few restaurants or shops where tourists can buy ready-made food.
  • FLAG collaborates with a microcredit institution to support new local businesses

    - Good Practice Method
    The Eastern Cantabria FLAG has partnered with a local microcredit institution in assessing business plans to help community members obtain loans to launch new companies in its area.
  • La Gomera FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG covers the municipalities of Hermigua, Vallehermoso, Valle Gran Rey, San Sebastián, Agulo, and Alajeró, covers an area of approximately 370km2 and has a population of 21 000.
  • El Hierro FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    El Hierro is the smallest and most westerly island of the Canary archipelago. The FLAG area consists of the municipalities of La Frontera, El Pinar and Valverde, covers an area of approximately 270km2, and has a population of 10 000.
  • Tenerife FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the 342km coastline of Tenerife which varies from rocky cliffs to low coastline and beaches. Tenerife is very much geared around tourism but there are many activities that utilise the island’s coast and marine space. Employment levels are good in the coastal area and fishing and aquaculture account for 3.4% of the island’s total employment and around 2% of its GDP
  • La Palma FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    La Palma is one of the Canary Islands located in the Atlantic Sea. The FLAG consists of 14 municipalities, covers an area of approximately 710km2, and has a population of roughly 80 000 inhabitants.