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.
There is a Protected Marine Area around Capo Carbonara, as well as several Natura 2000 sites (Sites of Community Importance and Special Protection Areas)
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.
National (35%), Regional (15%)
The FLAG cooperates in an evaluation project of the ESF, and with another measure of the EMFF (Guardians of the Sea)
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.
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.