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FLAG Factsheet

Cadiz Estrecho FLAG

Official name: 
GALP Cádiz Estrecho
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
ES232
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The Cádiz Estrecho FLAG area spans approximately 710km2, has a population of 70 000, and comprises natural marshland and the estuaries of the Sancti Petri channel. The area’s main fisheries activities are on the coastal stretch between the Bays of Cádiz and Algeciras, which are served by the fishing ports of Algeciras and Sancti Petri, which is situated in Chiclana. Catches in the area include octopus, squid, bass, bream, mackerel and sardines.   

From a historical point of view, the economy of the area has been closely linked to fishing and its associated activities. However, in recent years the industry has been in decline which is a challenge to the FLAG area. Related challenges include the diversification of fisheries activities into other sectors, illegal fishing and poaching, and the protection of the area’s natural environment.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area covers 345km2 of national parks, of which, 104km2 are marine protected areas.

Population
70 000
Surface area (km²)
710
Population density
100
Total employment in fisheries
2 550
Fishing: 
1 400
Aquaculture: 
150
Processing: 
1 000
Women employment in fisheries: 
25

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to:

  • Prevent the decline of fishing in the area and promote the establishment of aquaculture.
  • Improve the processing and marketing sector.
  • Create new initiatives, processes and fishing/aquaculture products and look for new markets.
  • Diversify the fishing and aquaculture activity towards tourism.
  • Promote environmental heritage and maritime culture as well as the integrated management of the marine environment.
  • Restore, protect and promote social well-being and traditions associated with fishing culture.
  • Support the search for and creation of new businesses in the fishing and aquaculture sector.
  • Monitor and eradicate illegal fishing and poaching.

 

The full FLAG strategy can be found here:

 http://www.galpcadizestrecho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/edlp.pdf

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
42%
Supporting diversification
3
12%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
5%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
4 332 308
  • EMFF: 
    3 682 462
  • MS co-financing: 
    649 846
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Exemples de projet

Projects examples and ideas for the FLAG include the following:

  • Devise new branding with a view to creating new marketing systems aimed at the end consumer.
  • Increase the new farmed species of shellfish in aquaculture.
  • Increase the value of the cultural heritage to raise awareness of the different tuna fishing methods i.e. the mobile tuna trap (‘‘almadraba de tiro’) and the static tuna trap (‘almadraba de buche’).
  • Increase the value of products currently of low commercial value by introducing new styles of cuisine and thus shorten supply chains.

Creation, implementation and recuperation of trap-net sites. 

Calls for proposals

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

http://www.galpcadizestrecho.com/convocatorias/

 

Expertise et coopération

Given their commonalities, the Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is eager to cooperate with the other Andalusian FLAGs to support the co-management of the fishing groups and the promotion of associations in different fisheries.

 

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
433230.00

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

The Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is made up of 22 member organisations, including:

  • The town hall of Conil.
  • The community of municipalities of the Janda’s region.
  • The community of municipalities of the Cádiz Bay.
  • The fishing organisations (‘cofradías’) of Conil, Barbate, Tarifa and La línea.
  • A fishing producers association for aquaculture.

Associations for employers, women, ship owners and small-scale fisheries.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
22
% of fisheries actors: 
64%
% of public authorities and other: 
14%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
22%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

GDP Cadiz Estrecho
 
Avda. del Rio Barbate 23
11160 Cadiz
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Maria José Dominguez Corrales
Phone:
+34 955 92 23 96
Languages:
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • French (Basic)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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