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FLAG Factsheet

Granada Coast FLAG

Official name: 
GALP Costa de Granada
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
ES230
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Granada Coast FLAG area’s coastline is very rugged, formed by steep cliffs and hillsides. Its proximity to Africa and the Sierra Nevada Mountains protects the area’s coastline from the cold winds of the north, thus creating a subtropical microclimate. The region has approximately 320 days of sun per year and an average temperature of 20°C. It is one of the most densely populated regions in Andalusian.

Fisheries continue to be one of the main economic activities in the area. There are 32 vessels, 12 trawlers, two seines, two long-lines and 16 smaller fishing vessels. In 2016, fish worth over four million euros was sold at Motril market. The fisheries sector, therefore, has a significant impact on the local economy and the creation of jobs, particularly the tourism industry where seafood gastronomy is the main attraction.

A challenge to the FLAG area, like most of the Granada, is the seasonality of the tourism industry. The area has a great heritage, natural and human resources, which is in stark contrast with the high levels of unemployment in the region. Tackling the area’s reliance on tourism and seasonal unemployment is a big challenge to the FLAG, both short and long-term.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory includes the following protected areas: Maro-Cerro Gordo, Punta de la Mona, Tesorillo, Calahonda and Castell de Ferro.

Population
117 463
Surface area (km²)
448
Population density
96
Total employment in fisheries
143
Fishing: 
139
Aquaculture: 
1
Processing: 
3
Women employment in fisheries: 
3

FLAG strategy

The central objective of the Granada Coast FLAG is to ensure sustainable employment and create jobs for young people and women. Thus, the FLAG aims to:

  • Promote measures in support of innovation and sustainability in the fishing and aquaculture sector.
  • Support the diversification of fisheries activities into other sectors, mainly tourism.

Modernise the image of the industry and the way it is marketed.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
26%
Supporting diversification
5
15%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
16%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
16%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
1%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 361 625
  • EMFF: 
    2 007 381
  • MS co-financing: 
    354 244
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Project ideas for the Granada Coast FLAG include:

  • The Sea Museum in Alborán.
  • Projects related to whale-watching activities and associated tourism activities.  
  • The development of social networks amongst fishers and the industry.
  • ‘IMARE’ a biotechnology and aquaculture project.

Projects associated with the development of octopus farming.

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are made annually and are published on the FLAG website:

http://grupocostagranada.com/noticias

Partnership

Accountable body: 
GALP Costa Granada
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the town hall of Motril, the municipal association of Costa del Sol, the fishing organisation of Motril, the University of Granada, several women in fisheries associations, the Motril’s chamber of commerce and several associations promoting the fisheries sector.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
23
% of fisheries actors: 
35%
% of public authorities and other: 
17%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
35%
% of environmental actors: 
13%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuals

Map

FLAG Contacts

GALP Costa Granada
 
Planta 1ª – Plaza Ruperta Feriche
Santa Adela
18613 Motril
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Abdelaziz Sbahi Zbiri
Phone:
+34 678 91 86 91
Languages:
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • French (Advanced)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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