FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Adeliacor FLAG

Official name: 
GAL Pesca Adeliacor
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PT215
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG territory includes 52 coastal villages across five islands in the Western group of the Azores archipelago. The Azores is located on the Atlantic Ridge. Its relief is very rugged. The lines of relief run in an east-west direction, matching the fracture lines to which the islands owe their formation. Common catches in the area include large pelagic species such as tuna and swordfish, conger, crustaceans such as lobster and mollusc-fishing (mainly clams). The area has a strong historical and cultural connection to the sea. The canning industry is important to the area economically and has considerable social relevance. To some communities, the canning industry their main and only source of income. It is a labour-intensive industry that is dominated by a female workforce (83% to the area’s fisheries processing workforce).

Challenges for the region include the steady decline of its fishing industry in recent years. The local fishing workforce is also ageing and there is a need for generational renewal. Additionally, most of the FLAG’s territory is a marine protected area. As such, many fishing gears, such as bottom trawling and gillnets, are prohibited. Therefore, there is a need to sustainably diversify fisheries activities into other economic opportunities such as recreational fishing and tourism.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

In the FLAG territory, there are five Marine Reserves and six Marine Protected Areas.

Population
44 371
Surface area (km²)
1 025
Population density
44
Total employment in fisheries
1 110
Fishing: 
807
Transformation: 
303
Women employment in fisheries: 
251

FLAG strategy

The main objective of the Adeliaçor FLAG’s local development strategy is increasing the quality of life of local fishermen and coastal communities from environmental, social and economic perspectives. More specific aims include taking full advantage of the region’s strengths, maximise opportunities and minimize the threats associated with generational renewal and its ageing fisheries populations.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
35%
Supporting diversification
4
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
25%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
25%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 534 062
  • EMFF: 
    1 303 953
  • MS co-financing: 
    230 109
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects. More information can be found on the FLAG website: www.adeliacor.org

Partnership

Accountable body: 
ADELIAÇOR, Associação para o Desenvolvimento Local de Ilhas dos Açores
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include eight representatives from the local municipalities, 12 private fisheries actors and six NGO’s.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
26
% of fisheries actors: 
46%
% of public authorities and other: 
31%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
23%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
26
% of public actors: 
31%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

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Contacts du GALPA

ADELIAÇOR, Associação para o Desenvolvimento Local de Ilhas dos Açores
 
Pasteleiro S/N, Angústias
9900-069 Horta
Portugal
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Arlene Goulart
Phone:
+351 292 200 360
Languages:
  • Portuguais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Espagnol (Basic)
Publication date: 
09/04/2019
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