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FLAG Factsheet

Almeria Coast FLAG

Official name: 
GALP Costa de Almeria
Country:
Code: 
ES228
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Almería Coast FLAG is situated in the eastern part of the Almería province with an area spanning approximately 1 500km2. The region has longstanding fishing tradition but in recent years, the industry has been in decline. The area’s fishing fleet is geared specifically for red shrimp and swordfish fishing. As such, there is a strong local market for the products. Part of the fleets fishing zone is inside the marine protected area of Cabo de Gata-Níjar. As a result, nature and fishing tourism is growing, as is the valorisation of the area’s fisheries products.

A key challenge to the FLAG territory is finding ways to halt and reverse the decline of its fisheries. Diversifying and merging its fisheries with tourism in a sustainable way is also a challenge to both the FLAG and the area. 

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area includes the marine protected areas of Cabo de Gata-Níjar and Isla de Alborán.

Population
285 456
Surface area (km²)
1 489
Population density
192

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy aims to:

  • Revitalise the potential of the region’s development by improving competitiveness and the diversification of rural areas.
  • Promoting the creation of new, sustainable sources of income in Garrucha and Carboneras and thus, increasing the quality of life in the area.
  • Develop and improve the integrated management of the area’s marine environment.
  • Restore, protect and promote social well-being and traditions associated with the area’s fisheries culture.
  • Promote the regions maritime heritage. 

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
3 380 899
  • EMFF: 
    2 535 675
  • MS co-financing: 
    845 224
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are made annually and are published on the FLAG website:

Partnership

Accountable body: 
GALP Costa Almería
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG is made up of 56 members. This includes the town halls of Garrucha, Cuevas de Almanzora, Níjar, Vera, Almócita, Armuña de Almanzora, Urrácal, Vález Blanco, Chirivel, Los Gallardos and Bédar, the fishing organisations (‘cofradías’) of Garrucha and Carbonera, and a number of associations for employers, women, ship owners, and small-scale fisheries.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
56
% of fisheries actors: 
20%
% of public authorities and other: 
19%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
61%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
12
% of public actors: 
17%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuals

Map

FLAG Contacts

GALP Costa Almería
 
C/ La Rosa nº1
La Garrucha
4630 Almería
Spain
FLAG President:
Ms. María Lopez Cervantes
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Cristóbal Fernández
Phone:
+34 693 798 771
Languages:
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • French (Basic)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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