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FLAG Factsheet

Ericeira/Cascais FLAG

Official name: 
GAL Ericeira/Cascais
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PT208
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

To the north of Lisbon, Mafra and Cascais are coastal municipalities with strong fisheries sectors due in part to the presence of two auctions and important municipal fish markets in Ericeira and Cascais.

The area has great potential for tourism since the region is known for sea sports, gastronomy, the weather, etc.

Ericeira was declared a World Surfing Reserve in October 2011 by the international Save the Waves Coalition. It was only the 2nd Reserve to be distinguished as such worldwide, and is still the only one in Europe. This recognition is important for the local economy and its development.

The main challenges the area faces include a need for investment in basic facilities at harbours and wharves to underpin their operational viability and at the same time to increase the tourism activities.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Parque Natural Sintra Cascais

Population
80 860
Surface area (km²)
95
Population density
853
Total employment in fisheries
110
Fishing: 
104
Aquaculture: 
6

Stratégie du GALPA

The area is very close to Lisbon, a market with enormous potential. The FLAG intends to support the supply chain from sea to fork by bringing added value to fish and fishery products. There will be a particular focus on processing, distribution and marketing.

The vision for the territory shared by the partnership is "to contribute to the sustainability of local economies by supporting sustainable activities in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole”.

The FLAG intends to improve the fisheries communities' quality of life and to develop links and synergies between fisheries and touristic activities.

The FLAG intends:     

  • To support the strengthening of the fisheries competitiveness, through the creation, recovery and modernisation of the infrastructure and facilities related to fishing and aquaculture
  • To promote short supply chains and local markets, by supporting the creation of new methods of distribution and marketing of seafood products (by innovation and new information technologies)
  • To promote local quality products by stimulating new business opportunities to improve the quality of products and the use of local resources, including market research and awareness of the benefits of certain consumption;
  • To support the growth and the development of activities related to tourism (preservation of heritage and to encourage the promotion of maritime tourism activities)
  • To support actions related to heritage (natural and symbolic)
  • To support the employability of vulnerable groups by promoting vocational training to the local actors.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
4
10%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
15%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
7%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
50%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 789 740
  • EMFF: 
    1 556 296
  • MS co-financing: 
    233 444
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    ESF

Exemples de projet

  • An information and communication campaign about short supply chains.
  • Establishing a partnership with other territories in order to create an integrated tourism product at regional level.
  • To create partnerships with international organisations related to wave sports in order to promote the tourist potential of the territory (Save the Waves Coalition and Surf Cities Network).

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG intends cooperate regionally, nationally and internationally. The main areas of interest are short supply chains, promotion of local products, vocational training and blue growth.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
A2S – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Região Saloia
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes the municipal chambers of Mafra and Caiscais the Docapesca-Portos e Lotas, S.A fisheries compagny, three local fisheries organisations, a fisherman's insurance organisation, a water sports association on lifesavers.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
14
% of fisheries actors: 
35%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
65%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

A2S – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Região Saloia
 
1 Avenida 1 de maio
Mafra Business Factory
2640-455 Mafra
Portugal
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Márcia Mendes
Phone:
+351 962 732 280
Languages:
  • Portuguese (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • French (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
09/11/2017
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