FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Coast to Coast FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Coast To Coast S.c.a.r.l.
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-BAS-IT211
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The establishment of the Coast to Coast FLAG is the first implementation of fisheries CLLD in the Basilicata region. The FLAG area includes 19 municipalities within the provinces of Matera and Potenza and covers approximately 61 km of the regional coastlines of the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian Seas, mostly included in protected areas or areas of community interest.

The local economy is based on hydrocarbon extraction, agriculture and services, summer sea tourism (Maratea area) and cultural tourism (Matera and the archaeological area of Metaponto).

The fisheries sector in the area is mostly small-scale fishing and is currently in decline. The challenges for the FLAG include providing help for the small-scale fishermen to improve their competitiveness, diversify their activities, and to create and develop links between fisheries and tourism. The area has a significant tourism potential, however, with the high number of protected areas present in the FLAG area, there is need to integrate economically with environmental development.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are several protected areas and sites of community importance in the FLAG area. They include: Acquafredda di Maratea, Marina di Castrocucco (Maratea), Isola di S. Ianni e costa prospiciente (Maratea), Lago S. Giuliano e Timmari (Miglionico, Matera e Grottole), Bosco Pantano di Policoro e foce del fiume Sinni (Policoro-Rotondella), Costa Ionica foce del fiume Agri (Scanzano Jonico-Policoro), Costa Ionica foce del fiume Cavone (Scanzano Jonico e Pisticci), Costa Ionica foce del fiume Basento (Bernalda), Costa Ionica foce del fiume Bradano (Bernalda)

Population
113 331
Surface area (km²)
1 694
Population density
67
Total employment in fisheries
42
Fishing: 
11
Aquaculture: 
5
Transformation: 
26

FLAG strategy

The FLAG seeks to build economic development in a sustainable way, based on its local identity and marine culture. It will also support the integration of fisheries with other economic sectors in the area, supporting the diversification of fishermen’s activities.

Furthermore, the FLAG seeks to preserve and increase employment in the area’s fisheries; promoting and improving professional skills; and promoting national and transnational cooperation. The focus of the strategy is on the development and innovation of local supply chains and production systems, sustainable tourism, and the valorisation and management of environmental and natural resources.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
12%
Supporting diversification
5
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
10%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
37%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 020 000
  • EMFF: 
    510 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    510 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the Coast to Coast FLAG include:

  • The creation of shorter supply chains for both consumers and local caterers. This includes the development of better marketing activities to promote local produce to local markets.
  • The development of a regional cooperative for the area’s fishermen. The cooperative will support post-catchment activities, improve the quality of the produce, and will develop eco-tourism activities linked to fishing. For example, the realisation of touristic packages linked to marine activities, handicrafts and places of interest.
  • To increase the level of environmental protection in the area by promoting the awareness of marine protected areas and the natural reserves, and to promote research in the area on environmental protection and economic growth opportunities.
  • To promote the areas resources and marine culture at a young age, through promotional opportunities with schools.
  • To promote the integration of the area’s fisheries with other economic sectors through the development of new activities such as hydroponics.
  • To support national and international cooperation, and to facilitate exchanges of experience and best practices.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG cooperates with the Matera municipality on the enhancement of green and integrated tourism. The FLAG is also interested in transnational cooperation, particularly within the Adriatic-Ionian region or across the Mediterranean, about the promotion of traditional fishing cultures, the diversification of the small-scale fisheries sector, aquaculture and the management of protected areas.

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG includes a total of 30 members. This includes 16 local municipalities, the local development consortium, the national confederation of handicraft and small enterprises, the fishers association and several research organisations

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
30
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of public authorities and other: 
49%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
10%
% of environmental actors: 
1%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
42%

Map

Contacts du GALPA

GAC Coast To Coast - Societa’ Consortile A R.L.F
 
Piazza Della Repubblica, 5
75026 Rotondella
Italy
FLAG President:
Mr. Nicola Mastromarino
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Salvatore Lobreglio
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Basic)
Publication date: 
22/09/2017
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