The peninsula of Setúbal is located in the south of Lisbon and has many urban and suburban centres. Here, fishing is an important activity that has developed over centuries along the Atlantic coast and the estuaries of Sado and Tejo.
Artisanal fishing is important due to the areas important historical, economic and cultural characteristics. We also find small aquaculture production units for oysters, gilt, bass, eel and sole.
The main challenges are the economic development and diversification of activities related to fisheries and aquaculture, promoting innovation and competitiveness of river and sea products, job creation and social cohesion. In addition, it should be remembered that fishermen in the area usually have low educational levels and often have a higher average age than the rest of the population.
Natura 2000 - Protected Landscape of Arriba Fóssil da Costa da Caparica, Albufeira Lagoon, Natural Reserves of Tejo and Sado estuaries; Arrábida Natural Park and Marine Park Prof. Luiz Saldanha.
Objectives for the FLAG strategy:
Some projects ideas:
The FLAG has experience in short circuits, competitiveness and innovation.
The FLAG is interested in themes such as:
The FLAG membership includes nine fishermen’s’ organisations, eight private companies, one private regional organisation, one shipbuilders’ organisation, four social NGOs, three local higher education institutes, the municipalities of Alcochete, Almada, Montijo, Moita, Palmela, Sesimbra and Setúbal, the local seaport administration organisation, a cultural cooperative and the national authority for aquatic products.