FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Blue Coast FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG GAC Costa Blu
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-ABR-IT209
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Blue Coast FLAG area’s main features are the wide hill zone, interrupted by a big river valley, and several densely populated coastal towns. The sandy shore has a Mediterranean climate and scrub.

The most important assets of the local economy are the environment and the tourism. The fishing sector is led by a small fleet and the small-scale fishery. The value of the blue economy is equal to the 4% of the total. The biggest challenge is to enhance the collaboration between private and public operators

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area has four protected areas: The Marine Protected Area of “Torre del Cerrano”, The regional natural reserve “Borsacchio”, the coastal biotope “adriatico di Martinsicuro e Villa Rosa” and the natural oasis “Le fonti del Vascello”.

Population
120 045
Surface area (km²)
186
Population density
67
Total employment in fisheries
1 600
Women employment in fisheries: 
336

FLAG strategy

FLAG’s main aim is to become a local fishing centre involving local administrations and institutions, research and higher education institutes, enterprises, associations with special attention to the environmental associations. The local development strategy is intended to promote both environmental and gender equality opportunities, to enhance and develop the innovation of supply chains, and the sustainable development of the tourism sector.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
32%
Supporting diversification
2
10%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
18%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
31%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
9%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 019 772
  • EMFF: 
    509 886
  • MS co-financing: 
    509 886
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and Regional

Project examples

The FLAG’s project examples and ideas include:

  • The experimental development of clam and mussel farming.
  • The development and encouragement of links between research and enterprise.
  • The development of new and innovative systems related to garbage collection and recycling

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are posted on the FLAG website: 

http://flag-costablu.it/bandi_avvisi/bandi_avvisi_flag/

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has got experience in direct selling channels of local fisheries produce. Moving forward the FLAG wants to build on this experience by focusing on aspects such as buying groups, river and coastal contracts. To date, the FLAG has cooperated with five other neighboring FLAGs and the Pinna Nobilis LAG on projects that are oriented to:

  • Analyse the potential of young entrepreneurs (under 35 years of age) in the area’s fisheries, developing a georeferenced map outlining the factors impacting success and failure in the start-up process.
  • Developing regular meetings and workshops aimed at providing technical assistance to up and coming entrepreneurs in the areas fisheries sector.
  • The production of a series of best practices, which will be primarily disseminated in video format
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
40000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG members include seven municipalities, the province of Teramo, the chamber of commerce of Teramo, several research institutes and trade associations, the University of Teramo, operator associations and fishing trade unions.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
30
% of fisheries actors: 
23%
% of public authorities and other: 
40%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
30%
% of environmental actors: 
7%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
9
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Costa Blu Scarl
 
Lungomare Spalato
Porto Molo Sud
64022 Giulianova Lido (TE)
Italy
FLAG President:
Mr. Nino Bertoni
Phone:
+39 085 800 5888
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Donatella D''andrea
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Espagnol (Intermediate)
  • Français (Basic)
Publication date: 
22/09/2017
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