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.

  • GR218
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    The FLAG area is found on the southern-most peninsula of mainland Greece. Within the area we find fish farms, small-scale fishing enterprises and businesses involved in pesca-tourism activities.
  • GR219
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    The Attica Islands are to be found to the south of Athens in the Saronic Gulf. Here we can find fish farms, fish processing units and small-scale fishing enterprises.
  • GR220
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    The FLAG area is part of Evia Island, Greece’s second largest island in terms of size and population after Crete, and located in the centre of Greece. The main challenges for the area include sustainable development, increasing competitiveness and openness, job creation and improving the quality of life.
  • GR221
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    The FLAG area is a sub region on the island of Evia which is geographically located in the epicentre of the Greek Mainland. The main challenges in the area are sustainable development, increasing competitiveness, job creation and improving the quality of life.
  • GR222
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    The FLAG area consists of the Sporades islands, and the community of Trikeri. The morphology, the limited degree of human intervention and the excellent condition of the natural environment, makes the area an ideal refuge for many endangered species.
  • GR223
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    The area is located in the centre Aegean Sea and covers the islands of Limnos and Aghios Efstratios, as well as few smaller, uninhabited islets. The whole regional unit has a long fishing tradition and along with agriculture and tourism it remains the main source of income here.
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    Lesvos is the third largest island in Greece and forms part of the North-East Aegean region. The island is rural and sparsely populated. The local economy is based on agricultural and fisheries activities. The island is known for olive oil, local dairy products, and fish.
  • GR225
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    The island of Chios belongs of the region of Northern Aegean. It is found in the eastern Aegean near the Turkish coast, and as such, has recently come under considerable pressure due to the migrant crisis.
  • GR226
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    The FLAG territory is made up of a series of small-scale fishing, environmental and touristic areas. The entire area has a long, mostly coastal fishing tradition, which is an integral part of the local culture of these island communities.
  • GR227
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    The Dodecanese islands are found on the south-eastern coast of Greece. The 20 inhabited islands are strongly connected with activities linked to the sea. The local economy is mainly dependent on tourism.