FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

East Sardinia FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG GAC Sardegna Orientale
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-SAR-IT233
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is located in the provinces of Nuoro, Ogliastra and Cagliari, covering the north of Baronia, the centre of Ogliastra, Sarrabus and the south of Cagliari.

The FLAG has an important fisheries and aquaculture sector, accounting for 3.5% of the total number of active enterprises in the area. The tertiary sector represents 75% of active enterprises with a strong prevalence of business, housing, catering and professional activities. In terms of remaining economic activity, the secondary sector accounts for 23% and the primary sector accounts for 1.6%. Large areas of the lagoon, which are productive for fisheries and aquaculture, are of great importance to the area.

There is a need to strengthen and innovate the value chain of local fish production, facilitate access to credit for innovation and job creation, increase the level of human capital and encourage generational change in the fisheries sector. 

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There is a Protected Marine Area around Capo Carbonara, as well as several Natura 2000 sites (Sites of Community Importance and Special Protection Areas)

Population
82 170
Surface area (km²)
1 485
Population density
55
Total employment in fisheries
764
Fishing: 
465
Aquaculture: 
36
Processing: 
263
Women employment in fisheries: 
96

FLAG strategy

The FLAG aims to support the fishermen's communities and those involved in sustainable tourism. It intends to promote an innovative and multi-sectoral vision for a sustainable and long-term development of these fishing areas involving local skills and strongly integrating the local culture.

FLAG actions will support the innovation of infrastructure and production processes that directly involve the fisheries sector. Targeted beneficiaries are both individual fishermen and cooperatives operating in the area.

Furthermore, the FLAG will continue to support diversification activities in fisheries initiated during the 2007-2013 programming period, and foster participation and cooperation within the fishing community.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
55%
Supporting diversification
5
17%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
28%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 357 044
  • EMFF: 
    678 522
  • MS co-financing: 
    678 522
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National (35%), Regional (15%)

  • Multi-funding: 

    The FLAG cooperates in an evaluation project of the ESF, and with another measure of the EMFF (Guardians of the Sea)

  • Funds: 
    ESF

Project examples

  • Projects related to the involvement of young people in the areas of fisheries, aquaculture and processing
  • Projects related to the development of pesca-tourism and “itti-tourism” (this refers to land-based activities undertaken by fishermen, such as running fish restaurants or offering accommodation to tourists etc.)
  • Projects related to the creation of tourist itineraries
  • Raising awareness of the role of fishermen with projects such as "Guardians of the Sea"
  • Networking and innovative approaches that can trigger a virtuous development in the fisheries and aquaculture sector

Calls for proposals

Calls for FLAG projects are published on the FLAG website's here.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in the field of pesca-tourism and “itti-tourism”, with cooperation projects within Italy and other EU countries, and was involved in the development of guidelines for pesca-tourism and “itti-tourism”

The FLAG is interested in developing new skills for operators active in fishing in the lagoon, aquaculture and tourism.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
67131.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
GAC Sardegna Orientale
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include Fisheries Cooperatives, Trade Associations, Municipalities, LEADER LAGs, Non-profit Associations in the field of environment and gastronomy, and freelancers with a local interest.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
68
% of fisheries actors: 
57%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
28%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
14%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,76

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FLAG Contacts

GAC Sardegna Orientale
 
Via Garibaldi, 1
c/o Comune di Tortoli
08048 Tortolì
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Davide Cao
FLAG President:
Mr. Renato Murgia
Languages:
  • Italian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
  • French (Basic)
Publication date: 
30/05/2017
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