FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Alto Salento 2020 multifund LAG

Official name: 
GAL Alto Salento 2020 srl
Country:
Code: 
IT-PUG-IT249
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The coastline of the Alto Salento FLAG area covers 104km of coastline and is situated in Puglia. (28km in the territory of Ostuni, 21km in the territory of Carovigno and 55km in the territory of Brindisi). Industry in the region was historically dominated by agriculture. In recent years tourism has grown due, in large, to the natural beauty of the territory and the development of numerous events and festivals making Salento a more sought-after tourist destination both nationally and internationally. 

Fisheries in the area are typically small-scale and artisanal in nature and fishing fleets is predominantly based in Brindisi. However, these small vessels only account for 1% of catches in the FLAG territory due to the presence of large trawlers from other areas. As for aquaculture activities, there are two companies operating in the area but only one of them is dedicated to all stages of the production process, from breeding and spawning through to marketing of the final product.

Challenges for the FLAG area include the conservation of the rural and coastal landscape of Salento which is under threat due to commercial developments and tourism. While tourism is important to the area, a key challenge is developing the sector slowly and sustainably, protecting the local environment.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are several protected areas in the FLAG area including marine protected areas, natural reserves and sites of community importance (SIC). These include the Torre Guaceto national park, the coastal dunes from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo and the follwing SCI’s Bosco Tramazzone, Foce Canale Giancola, Litorale Brindisino, Stagni e saline di Punta della Contessa, Torre Guaceto e Macchia San Giovanni and Stagni e saline di Punta della Contessa.

Population
136 235
Surface area (km²)
665
Population density
187
Total employment in fisheries
21
Fishing: 
16
Aquaculture: 
5
Transformation: 
0

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy aims to promote and involve the different local sectors, combining the enhancement of cultural, environmental and landscape resources with the transversal and integrated territorial socio-economic development (agro-food, artisanal, trade and fishing).

It is intended to stimulate a new business system willing to create innovative and intersectoral networks, able to generate local development models connected with the conservation of the rural and coastal landscape of Salento. The strategy foresees a thematic concentration around the “care and protection of the rural and coastal landscape for the support of a slow and conscious tourism.” 

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
2
13%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
48%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
9%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 050 000
  • EMFF: 
    525 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    525 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional and national

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include:

  • The redevelopment of landscapes through re-naturalisation projects in neglected coastal areas.
  • Projects focused on shortening supply chains and connecting fishermen with the area’s restaurants and other tourism enterprises.
  • Stock monitoring projects of certain fish species.
  • The recovery and redevelopment of traditional aquaculture facilities along the region’s coast.
  • The exploration of organic aquaculture methods.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which will be published on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in the transfer of good practices and cooperation projects related to sustainable fishing, aquaculture, the diversification of fisheries activities, the promotion of small-scale fisheries products and the monitoring of alien species in the Mediterranean. The FLAG is willing to cooperate on a national and international level.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
GAL Alto Salento 2020 srl
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the three municipalities (Brindisi, Carovigno, Ostuni), a voluntary consortium between municipalities of Alto Salento, Legacoop Puglia and Confsal, the trade union ‘Commercio Artigianato,’ the general association of Italian cooperatives and a fisherman’s association.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
48
% of fisheries actors: 
10%
% of public authorities and other: 
16%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
74%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
24%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,00

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Contacts du GALPA

GAL Alto Salento 2020 srl
 
Via Cattedrale, 11
72017 Ostuni (BR)
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Gianfranco Ciola
FLAG President:
Mr. Gianfranco Coppola
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Basic)
  • Espagnol (Basic)
  • Français (Basic)
Publication date: 
25/09/2017
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