FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

ADREPES Costeiro FLAG

Official name: 
Grupo de Ação Local ADREPES Costeiro
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PT209
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

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.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

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.

Population
195 457
Surface area (km²)
864
Population density
226
Total employment in fisheries
1 626

FLAG strategy

Objectives for the FLAG strategy:

  • Diversification of fishing and other activities related to the costal and river resources, especially tourism activities;
  • Promoting innovation, quality and the marketing of short supply chains of river and sea products through cooperation with universities and centres of knowledge, innovation and business support and also logistical development;
  • Contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of the coastal and estuary area through job creation, entrepreneurship and boosting the economy and social inclusion;
  • Empowering fishermen with the skills needed to use new equipment and technologies.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
4
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
10%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 641 058
  • EMFF: 
    2 296 572
  • MS co-financing: 
    344 486
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

Some projects ideas:

  • Development of enterprises connected to the sea;
  • Development of new methodologies, new products, new processes adding value to fisheries;
  • Creation and development of short circuits;
  • Promotion of local quality products;Professional qualifications for fishing professionals;
  • Conservation, enhancement and promotion of cultural and natural heritage.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in short circuits, competitiveness and innovation.

The FLAG is interested in themes such as:

  • Short chain circuits (from producer to consumer);
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness (exchange of good practices at the level of effective and efficient management of marine activities in the entrepreneurial / science dynamics);
  • Tourism (wave sports, nautical tourism and other tourist activities).

 

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

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.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
38
% of fisheries actors: 
45%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
21%
% of environmental actors: 
5%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

FLAG ADREPES Costeiro
 
Estrada Nacional 379 Espaço fortuna
2950-597 Quinta do Anjo
Portugal
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Natália Henriques
Phone:
+351 21 233 7930
Languages:
  • Portuguese (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • French (Advanced)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
09/11/2017
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