FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheets

Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) are partnerships between fisheries actors and other local private and public stakeholders. Together, they design and implement a local development strategy to address their area´s needs be they economic, social and/or environmental. Based on their strategy, the FLAGs select and provide funding to local projects that contribute to local development in their areas, involving thousands of local stakeholders.

  • IT-ABR-IT208
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    The FLAG’s area coincides with the area covered by the Municipality of Pescara, a middle size city in the centre of the Adriatic coast of Italy, its shore is characterised by typical Mediterranean scrub (“la macchia mediterranea”).
  • IT-ABR-IT209
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    The Blue Coast FLAG area’s main features are the wide hill zone, interrupted by a big river valley, and several densely populated coastal towns. The sandy shore has a Mediterranean climate and scrub.
  • IT-ABR-IT242
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    The FLAG’s coastal territory is of high environmental value. It is comprised of numerous villages, small towns and medium-size cities and has a significant number of ports.
  • IT-BAS-IT211
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    The establishment of the Coast to Coast FLAG is the first implementation of fisheries CLLD in the Basilicata region. The FLAG area includes 19 municipalities within the provinces of Matera and Potenza and covers approximately 61 km of the regional coastlines of the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian Seas, mostly included in protected areas or areas of community interest.
  • IT-CAL-IT212
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    The FLAG’s area covers over 150km of the Tyrrhenian coastline, including the provinces of Cosenza and Catanzaro. The coastline is characteristically sandy and rocky and is scattered with many small mountain villages. The main tourism location in the area is the city of Diamante.
  • IT-CAL-IT213
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    The FLAG is located at the North-Eastern side of the Calabria region, close to the Gulf of Taranto. The area has important fish landing ports, fish processing enterprises and significant tourism potential, however there are challenges here linked to poor integration between sectors especially poor linkages between traditional fishing activities and tourism.
  • IT-CAL-IT240
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    The area covers eleven municipalities in the province of Reggio Calabria and nine municipalities in the province of Vibo Valentina. The FLAG addresses the entire local community with the aim to raise the level of knowledge and skills for creating new professionalism and new small businesses in the area.
  • IT-CAL-IT241
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    The territory is located in the central southern Ionian area of Calabria and includes 45 municipalities, classified as "rural areas with overall development problems", with the exception of Catanzaro. It is characterised by a long coast line, the Aspromonte mountain range and is renowned for its very attractive historical, artistic, monumental and environmental heritage.
  • IT-CAM-IT214
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    The FLAG covers an area of 162 km 2, and includes 20 municipalities in the provinces of Naples and Salerno (from Castellammare di Stabia to Vietri sul Mare). The fisheries sector here is facing severe challenges in terms of diminishing fish resources and falling competitiveness.
  • IT-CAM-IT215
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    The FLAG's territory is characterised by diverse coastal areas and inland hills. Many areas in the region are protected and are important environmentally.