FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Gargano multifund LAG

Official name: 
GAL Gargano Agenzia di Sviluppo scarl
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-PUG-IT243
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Gargano F/LAG area is made up of a peninsula in northern Apulia. A part of it was covered by the former GAC Lagune del Gargano. It is located along the Adriatic Sea, in the south and front of the Tremiti Islands and on the so-called “spur” of the Italian boot. It is a coastal environment that presents a rich biodiversity: there are dunes and damp areas where protected species such as the big-scale sand smelt (Atherina boyeri) and eels grow. The hinterland is mostly made up of pasture and holm oak, beech and durmast woodlands.

Two coastal communities, Lesina and Varano, have had an important role in the cultural and social development of the area. The fishing sector accounts for almost 4% of total employment, and is based on small scale fishing, aquaculture, lagoon fishing and mollusc farming.

Thanks to fisheries and tourism, the coastal area is more developed than the mostly rural hinterland. The main challenge for this area is to integrate coastal and rural development. Having 21 preserved natural zones and a National Parks, the area has opportunities as well as challenges for the economic growth.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

21 protected areas and the Gargano National Park

Population
131 282
Surface area (km²)
1 916
Population density
69
Total employment in fisheries
398
Fishing: 
332
Aquaculture: 
65
Transformation: 
1
Women employment in fisheries: 
22

FLAG strategy

The Local Development Strategy has two main objectives:

  • Enhancement and management of environmental and natural resources
  • Development and innovation of local supply chains in agriculture, fishing and manufacturing
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
12%
Supporting diversification
3
27%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
46%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
15%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 650 000
  • EMFF: 
    828 795
  • MS co-financing: 
    821 205
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

Project examples are:

  • local management plans for Natura 2000 areas and special protection zones
  • specific services to enterprises and a multifunctional centre for local products
  • diversification of fishing and aquaculture income through new selling and storage methods

Expertise & cooperation

The LAG has experiences in:

  • International cooperation with the MEDNETPESCA Program, intended to promote fishing products, natural, cultural and historical heritage and gastronomy in the Mediterranean region.
  • Regional and national cooperation with the MEDITCULT project intended to create a Blue Network to promote participants’ LAGs, including a study visit to the Marche Nord FLAG and the implementation of taste workshops in collaboration with the chefs’ association of Gargano and the local fisherman families.

In this programming period, the LAG is interested in cooperation projects in the Adriatic-Ionian / Mediterranean area, in order to enhance the quality of fish products, sustain the small-scale fishing sector, innovate lagoon fishing, sustain the aquaculture sector and develop the natural tourism sector.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
200000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

Municipalities, chamber of commerce of Foggia, National Park of Gargano, trade associations, fishing, services, tourism and agriculture enterprises.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
42
% of fisheries actors: 
5%
% of public authorities and other: 
40%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
50%
% of environmental actors: 
5%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
6,00

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Contacts du GALPA

GAL Gargano Agenzia di Sviluppo SCARL
 
Via Jean Annot, sn
71037 Monte Sant’Angelo (FG)
Italy
FLAG President:
Mr. Biagio di Iasio
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Massimo Mezzina
Phone:
+39 0884 564164
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Français (Intermediate)
  • Espagnol (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
25/09/2017
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