FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Daunofantino multifund LAG

Official name: 
GAL Daunofantino srl
Country:
Code: 
IT-PUG-IT244
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area is situated in Puglia (Italy’s ‘boot heel’) and is known for white painted towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, the longest in the country. Daunia is an urban and industrialised area in the north of the region.

The fishing fleets based in Manfredonia land a substantial amount of the area’s fish (62%). The vessels of Barletta are also significant which the town’s port being important for both fisheries and commercial shipping. Barletta is home of the countries last operational ‘trabucco’, a traditional wooden fishing machine. The Barletta ‘trabucco’ has become a cultural asset and is currently under restoration.

The main challenges in the area, are related to taxation, bureaucracy, inflated diesel prices and increasing unemployment. New Mediterranean regulations on cuttlefish and razor clams, two of the area’s main fisheries products, also present a substantial challenge to the FLAG area.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Protected area’s in the FLAG territory include the Gargano national park, Lake Salso and the Saltern of Margherita di Savoia.

Population
196 591
Surface area (km²)
771
Population density
255
Total employment in fisheries
1 071
Fishing: 
1 020
Aquaculture: 
36
Transformation: 
15
Women employment in fisheries: 
15

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy is focused on increasing the attractiveness of the area while also protecting and improving the quality of life of the local population. Key objectives include:

  • Enhancing the linkages between stakeholders and developing a mutual focus on socio-cultural and environmental issues.
  • Explore new and innovative systems for the enhancement of coastal territorial developments.
  • Diversifying fisheries activities into other sectors, namely tourism.
  • Promoting innovation and investments into the fisheries product development process.
  • Investing in conservation and environmental initiatives.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
22%
Supporting diversification
2
2%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
22%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
31%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
22%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 030 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 015 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    1 015 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional and national

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

Project ideas for the FLAG include:

  • The expansion of the area’s Fisherman's Festival and a feasibility study exploring new festival activities and commercial partnerships.
  • The construction of an eco-museum.
  • A series of products focused on the innovative development of local fisheries products. 

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which will be published on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in cooperation projects related to direct sales, processing and pesca-tourism with other CLLD groups in Italy and across the EU.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
150000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
GAL Daunofantino
Members of the partnership: 

Members of the FLAG include the Chamber of Commerce, the local municipalities (Manfredonia, Zapponeta, Margherita Di Savoia, Barletta, San Ferdinando Di Puglia, Trinitapoli), several fishing cooperatives, private fishermen and trade associations. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
40
% of fisheries actors: 
20%
% of public authorities and other: 
22%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
58%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

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Contacts du GALPA

GAL Daunofantino
 
Cortile Arco delle Gatte, 3
71043 Manfredonia (FG)
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Nunzio Stoppiello
Phone:
+39 0884 514 736
FLAG President:
Mr. Michele d'Errico
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
25/09/2017
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