FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Graciosa and Terceira

Official name: 
GAL Pesca GRATER Mar
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PT214
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG territory covers the islands of Terceira and Graciosa which are situated in the Central Group of the Azores archipelago and cover a total surface area of 403.6km2. The FLAG covers 126km of coastline on Terceira Island and 44km on Graciosa. Not dissimilar to most of the Azores, fisheries in the FLAG area and small-scale in nature. Common catches include small (mackerel and sardines) and large pelagic (tuna and swordfish) species, deep-water demersal, crustaceans and molluscs.

The steady decline of fisheries in recent years is a challenge to the area. Small-scale traditional fisheries are a central part of the local tradition and culture on the islands. As such, it is an important part of the livelihood of many local communities. Diversifying and re-training in its fisheries communities are required to nurture economic growth, while also protecting natural environments and the area’s cultural heritage

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The area on in the route of the only endemic marine bird in the Azores, and, therefore, it is a Special Protection Zone. The Island of Terceira is also part of the Angra do Heroismo UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Population
50 150
Surface area (km²)
404
Population density
124
Total employment in fisheries
464
Fishing: 
464

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy focuses on the socio-economic animation for sustainable development, promoting the creation of wealth, income and employment in the coastal areas of the Terceira Islands and Graciosa. More specifically, the strategy aims to:

  • Develop training initiatives and qualification which focus on the diversification of the activities of the marine economy and the fisheries sector.
  • The affirmation of the region’s coastal identity and cultural heritage.
  • The ongoing promotion of cooperation and local stakeholder involvement, leading to capacity building and nurturing networking.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
5
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
776 764
  • EMFF: 
    660 249
  • MS co-financing: 
    116 515
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects (typically annually) which will be published on the FLAG website: http://www.grater.pt

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Associação de Desenvolvimento Regional GRATER
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the local administration bodies (three municipalities and four parish councils), five associations and cooperatives from the fisheries sector, the Azores Fish Auction, an association of commerce, a local development association, nine private fisheries actors, four NGOs (one of which is an environmental actor).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
28
% of fisheries actors: 
50%
% of public authorities and other: 
28%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
21%
% of environmental actors: 
3%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Associação de Desenvolvimento Regional GRATER
 
Rua do Hospital, 19
9760-475 Praia da Vitória
Portugal
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Carmen Maria Afonso Cândido Toste
Phone:
+351 295 902 067
FLAG President:
Mr. Tibério Dinis
Languages:
  • Portuguais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
09/04/2019
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