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.
The FLAG area covers 345km2 of national parks, of which, 104km2 are marine protected areas.
The FLAG strategy aims to:
The full FLAG strategy can be found here:
Projects examples and ideas for the FLAG include the following:
Creation, implementation and recuperation of trap-net sites.
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.
The Cádiz Estrecho FLAG is made up of 22 member organisations, including:
Associations for employers, women, ship owners and small-scale fisheries.