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FLAG Factsheet

Chioggia and the Po Delta FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG GAC Chioggia & Delta Del Po
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-VEN-IT203
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area has remained unchanged compared to Axis 4, and includes four municipalities (Chioggia, Rosolina, Porto Viro and Porto Tolle) in the provinces of Venice and Rovigo. It has a coastline of about 70 km, with the presence of 380 vessels, of which 212 are in Chioggia, ranging between 4 and 30 meters.

The challenges that this FLAG seeks to address relate to the exploitation of local fish production, the establishment of a maritime management tool, and the protection of the environment.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are three Sites of Community Importance (SCI, Tegnue di Chioggia, Dune residue del Bacucco, Delta del Po) and one Special Protected Area (SPA, Delta del Po)

Population
80 509
Surface area (km²)
619
Population density
130
Total employment in fisheries
2 825
Fishing: 
1 189
Aquaculture: 
1 326
Processing: 
310

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy continues to support fisheries competitiveness, to protect the environment and to build capacity at the local level. FLAG actions include:

  • Supporting employment recovery in fishery companies;
  • Boosting employment in aquaculture activities;
  • Supporting start-ups;
  • Supporting fishermen in the practical implementation of the regulation on discards at sea (Reg. 1380/2013);
  • Supporting advanced management of environmental services in port areas;
  • Supporting integrated planning of the maritime space to protect the interest of the local fish economy while protecting the environment (e.g. restoring production areas, improving accessibility to lagoon areas, sustaining the conservation of biodiversity for the conservation of habitats, species habitats and species of the Natura 2000 network).
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
1
% of the budget allocated: 
31%
Supporting diversification
4
10%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
16%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
8%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
33%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
3 180 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 590 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    1 590 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional.

Exemples de projet

  • Processing, marketing and valorisation of the fish products
  • Innovative production techniques in mariculture and development of seed management systems in the lagoon area
  • Supporting diversification of fishing businesses
  • Encouraging the development of new businesses in the fisheries sector, or integration of existing ones, particularly in the areas of marketing, promotion and the supply chain of local fish products
  • Restoring the environmental quality of some lagoon areas
  • Supporting for the management of discards under Reg. (EU) 1380/2013 and the implementation of ecosystem services
  • Promoting participatory governance measures for Integrated Space Management within 12 nautical miles
  • Supporting services for fisheries communities in port areas
  • Supporting services for computerization, digitization and traceability of products in fish markets
  • Development of cultural and museum spaces for the promotion of local fisheries and aquaculture heritage
  • Enhancing cultural exchange initiatives with other national and European territories.

Calls for proposals

Calls will be published on http://www.gacchioggiadeltadelpo.com/news/

Expertise et coopération

During the 2007-2013 programming period, the FLAG developed a cooperation project together with other Adriatic FLAGs (GAC Veneziano, GAC Distretto Mare Adriatico, GAC marinerie di Romagna and GAC Friuli Venezia Giulia) dealing with discards at sea and accompanying actions in the Upper Adriatic Region (Rigetti in mare e azioni di accompagnamento nell’area del Distretto Alto Adriatico).

The FLAG intends to develop future interterritorial, Adriatic and transnational cooperation projects on the following topics:

  • Strengthening the role of fishermen in the integrated coastal zone management and resources management;
  • Strengthen ecosystem resilience through the development and promotion of ecosystem services in the fisheries and aquaculture sector;
  • Integration of pesca-tourism and itti-tourism into other tourism promotion actions in the Adriatic
  • Study of the effects of environmental protection measures (e.g. Sites of Community Importance designation) on the fisheries sector
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
150000.00

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

Members include municipalities, a credit institution, fisheries (including aquaculture and processing) cooperatives and associations and environmental associations.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
13%
% of environmental actors: 
47%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

GAC Chioggia e Delta del Po
 
Piazza Ciceruacchio
45018 Porto Tolle (RO)
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Andrea Portieri
Phone:
+39 0426 394445
FLAG President:
Mr. Claudio Bellan
Languages:
  • Italian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
22/09/2017
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