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FLAG Factsheet

Basque FLAG

Official name: 
GALP Itsas Garapen Elkartea
Country:
Code: 
ES218
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The autonomous community of the Basque Country, situated at the easternmost end of the Cantabrian coast area, has 246km coastline, representing 5% of the Spanish coast. The Basque FLAG is the only fisheries group in the territory, which spans approximately 750km2, and has a population of 145 000. The area’s main fisheries activities are on the Gulf of Vizcaya. After the Galician fleet, the Basque fishing fleet is the second largest in Spain. Additionally, around 70% of the inshore fleet is dedicated to small-scale fishing. The gear used includes troll lines, set longlines and gillnets. Catches in the area include anchovies, horse mackerel and sardines.

 

Historically, the economy of the area has been closely linked to fishing and its associated activities. Related challenges include a need for diversification in the area’s fisheries sector. Which, in turn, will result in the creating jobs.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Population
147 491
Surface area (km²)
195
Population density
755

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG’s local development strategy aims to:

  • Support the fisheries sector by promoting the identity and value of the regions fisheries products.
  • Support innovation and diversification in the fisheries sector.
  • Create new business development opportunities in the area which will, in turn, create new employment opportunities for the region’s local inhabitants.

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
9 040 000
  • EMFF: 
    6 780 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    2 260 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Exemples de projet

Projects examples and ideas for the FLAG include the following:

  • Setting up new modes of accommodations in the municipality of Getaria.
  • Training courses for surfers.
  • The production of ​​mussels and oysters using underwater farming systems. 

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes annual calls for projects which are published on the FLAG website

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
ITSAS GARAPEN ELKARTEA, FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

The Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is made up of eight members, including the ‘Gipuzkoa’ and ‘Bizkaia’ fishing organisations, the Basque association of women in fisheries and the Basque Government Corporation for the development of the rural and marine environments. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
8
% of fisheries actors: 
38%
% of public authorities and other: 
12%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
50%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
3
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

ITSAS GARAPEN ELKARTEA, FLAG
 
Gran Modelo s/n
01192 Arkaute (Álava)
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Alfredo De Miguel Agirre
Phone:
+34 627 91 53 17
FLAG President:
Mr. Iñaki Zabaleta Bilbao
Languages:
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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