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.

  • ES201
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    The FLAG area covers 11 municipalities in the south of Galicia and is bordered by Portugal to the south. It includes Vigo, the biggest city in Galicia and the largest fishing harbor in Spain. There are 12 other ports in the area mainly in the north (with 10 auctions and 4 marinas). In the north, fishing is an important activity, whereas to the south, shellfish activities, processing and canning.
  • ES202
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    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.
  • ES203
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    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.
  • ES204
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    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.
  • ES205
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    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.
  • ES206
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    The Southern Artabro FLAG area spans approximately 340km2, has a population of 140 000 and comprises several NATURA 2000 Sites of Community Importance (SCI) such as Costa da Morte and Costa do Dexo.
  • ES207
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    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.
  • ES208
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    The Mariña-Ortegal FLAG is situated in northern Galicia covering 13 municipalities from two provinces. The area includes six estuaries and 16 ports, all of which have some level of fisheries activity. Ten of the ports have fish auctions, while four also have marinas.
  • ES209
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    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.
  • ES210
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    The FLAG territory is situated in the western part of the coastline in the North of Spain, facing the Bay of Biscay (in Spain referred to as Mar Cantabria). It is an area of high natural value, bordered in the west by the river Porcía and in the east by the municipality of Navia, the only city in the territory.