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.

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    The coastline of the Alto Salento FLAG area covers 104km of coastline and is situated in Puglia. Industry in the region was historically dominated by agriculture.
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    The Porte a Levante FLAG was active under Axis 4 of the EFF in the 2007-2013 programming period under the name of GAC Adriatico Salentino. The FLAG territory is situated in the region of Puglia and comprises rich coastal and agricultural landscape, with numerous tourist attractions.
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    The Terra d’Arneo territory spans the vicinity of the Apulian coast and operates a multi-fund Local Development Strategy (LDS). The area is characterised by small-scale traditional fishing enterprises. Seasonally the area has a strong tourism industry, while fishing activities are year-round.
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    The North Sardinia FLAG runs for 931 km along the northern coast of the island which features a jagged coastline, small and sandy or rocky coves and only a few long stretches of beach. The north-eastern part of Sardinia is mostly mountainous with typical granite areas found in the Gallura region.
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    The FLAG is located in the provinces of Nuoro, Ogliastra and Cagliari, covering the north of Baronia, the centre of Ogliastra, Sarrabus and the south of Cagliari. The FLAG has an important fisheries and aquaculture sector, accounting for 3.5% of the total number of active enterprises in the area.
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    The West Central Sardinia FLAG area has a varied landscape of limestone cliffs and lowland sandy coasts which feature many wet habitats and lagoons.
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    The area of South Western Sardinia is characterised by a jagged coastline and long sandy shores; the area has many natural protected areas, such as the Carloforte and Sant’Antioco Isles. Inland the area has a strong cultural identity and heritage characterised by a longstanding mining industry
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    The FLAG area is situated in the western part of Sicily and the region’s economy is largely dependent on the sea. Fishing and canning are the two main local industries and fishers typically catch tuna using the ‘mattanza’ technique.
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    The FLAG area is situated in the southeast of Sicily and encompasses the provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa. The region has a strong agriculture and tourism sectors and a historical seafaring culture.
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    Tourism is one of the main economic activities in the area including spa and beach tourism, underwater archaeology and fisheries-related tourism (itti-tourism and pesca-tourism). The fishing fleet consists of 306 small-scale fishing boats, of which many are below 12m in length.