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.

  • FR221

    The FLAG area stretches from the eastern part of Marseille to Port Grimaud in Saint Tropez. The area covers both densely populated urban centres as well as a number of exceptional natural spaces, including two National Parks, which may explain the area’s strong tourist attraction (second tourist region of France).
  • FR222

    Despite having very dense urban centre, the Esterel Côte d’Azur FLAG teritory also has many natural areas and a rich fisheries heritage. The coastline is dynamic and heavily influenced by tourism with sailing, yachting, diving, and fishing (both professional and sport) being prominent activities.
  • FR223

    The territory covers the whole coastline of Corsica, which ranges from white sand beaches in the East to rocky coastline in the West. The local fisheries sector is made up exclusively of small-scale operators, with modest and declining production mostly organised around short-circuit sales, mainly to restaurants.
  • GR201

    The FLAG area lies in Eastern Macedonia, near the Turkish border. It can be characterised economically by the development of tourism, especially on the island of Samothraki.
  • GR202

    The FLAG area comprises the lagoons of Vistonida, Ismarida, Porto Lagos, Aliki, Ptelea, Xirolimni and Karatza, parts of the Nestos and Kompsatos river basins and the coastline of Rodopi and Xanthi prefectures (up to 10 km inland).
  • GR203

    Historically linked with the tobacco trade commerce as well as fish processing and retail, Kavala city is a beautiful amphitheatrical city open to Aegean Sea. The most important features of the area is the fisheries sector including small-scale and large-scale fishing.
  • GR204

    The area is very rural with thousands of years of history. There are many protected sites of natural beauty and the region attracts many tourists especially to the well-known island of Thassos. Fisheries in this area is mostly small-scale, complemented by some aquaculture and a limited amount large-scale fisheries activities.
  • GR205

    The FLAG area is situated along the border between the two municipalities of Halkidiki (Sithonias and Aristoteles). Its rural and mountainous geographic characteristics determine its economy and productive profile and have driven growth in the primary sector.
  • GR206

    The FLAG area stretches between two gulfs on the Macedonian coast. Its main advantage is its proximity to the big market town of Thessaloniki. The type of fisheries found here ranges from small to medium scale. The area has one fishery harbour with a fish auction, three fishery shelters, and significant processing infrastructure.
  • GR207

    The FLAG area plays host to many important fisheries activities (including more than 60% of Greek mussel production). The main advantage the area has is its proximity to the large market of that the city of Thessaloniki offers. In general, however, fisheries here remain mostly small-scale.