FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Bajo Nalón FLAG

Official name: 
Asociación Grupo De Acción Costera Bajo Nalón
Country:
Code: 
ES212
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Bajo Nalón FLAG area is made up of just two municipalities (Muros de Nalón and Soto del Barco) in the Asturian region. This area also includes the Nalón river, the largest and most important river of the Spanish northern coast. Both municipalities are located at the mouth of the Nalón river.

It is worth mentioning that 73% of jobs in the FLAG area are concentrated in the service sector. The secondary sector only represents 5% while the primary sector (fishing and agriculture) accounts for 14% of employment. Eel is the main species targeted by local fishermen and the FLAG municipalities stand as a unique reference throughout the country for their elver fishery.

 

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 
  • Protected landscape of the Asturian Western Coast (the entire coastline)
  • The Nalón Estuary, which is included in the list of sites of community importance (SCI) under the Habitats Directive (Natura 2000)
Population
6 075
Surface area (km²)
44
Population density
140
Total employment in fisheries
25
Fishing: 
17
Aquaculture: 
0
Transformation: 
8
Women employment in fisheries: 
4

FLAG strategy

The FLAG designed its strategy with strong involvement of the fisheries sector. They considered the grants of the previous (2007-2013) programming period and focused on the increasing the supply of fisheries gastro-tourism.

In addition, the Bajo Nalón FLAG supports the professional diversification of workers in the fisheries sector and adding value to local fisheries products with the aim of creating closer ties between fishermen and the catering and hospitality industry.

The main objectives of the Bajo Nalón FLAG are the following:

  • Professional diversification of workers in the fisheries sector.
  • Development of service companies linked to the fishing activity.
  • Adding value to local fisheries products.
  • Promoting fisheries gastro-tourism.
  • Promoting the recuperation of the maritime environment.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
4
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
688 674
  • EMFF: 
    583 673
  • MS co-financing: 
    105 001
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

  • Multi-funding: 

    There is a coordinated management of both LEADER (under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) and CLLD under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. This involves common goals and staff as well as a common methodology, but it does not imply multi-funding.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

  • Creation and renewal of hotel establishments in which you can find fishery products.
  • Promotion and coordination of fisheries food festivals at a local level.
  • Establishment of fishing gear stores.

Calls for proposals

A call is launched in the first half of each year. Calls can be found at the following link: http://www.bajonalon.net/femp-2014-2020/

Partnership

Accountable body: 
FLAG Bajo Nalón
Members of the partnership: 
  • The town halls of Soto del Barco and Muros de Nalón
  • San Juan Bautista’s fishing organisation (‘cofradía’)
  • El Espigon’s Women’s Association
  • Puerto Norte’s Sports Club
  • San Esteban’s Sailing Club
Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
31
% of fisheries actors: 
29%
% of public authorities and other: 
28%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
43%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
29%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Bajo Nalón
 
Polígono de Salcedo
Edificio Centro de Recursos
33120 Pravia
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Juan Antonio Lázara Menéndez
Phone:
+34 985 82 36 67
FLAG President:
Mr. Jaime José Menéndez Corrales
Languages:
  • Espagnol (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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