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FLAG Factsheet

Huelva FLAG

Official name: 
GALP Costa occidental de Huelva
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
ES234
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The region of Huelva comprises the five coastal municipalities of Ayamonte, Isla Cristina, Lepe, Cartaya and Punta Umbría. Situated on the Atlantic coast the area has an attractive coastline, low levels of urbanisation and extensive marshlands, dunes and pine forests, many of which are protected.

Fishing is important to the regional economy. Produce includes a variety of fish, molluscs and shellfish, and the area has the environmental conditions required for developing aquaculture. Fishing practises include trawling, purse seine and small-scale artisanal vessels. Important sectors related to fishing in the area include processing (mainly canning) and tourism.

A key challenge is out-migration and attracting young people to the area. The FLAG aims to transform the region into a competitive hub where jobs are generated, resources are efficiently managed and where there is social cohesion and integration. It aims to act as a transforming axis for economic activity in the region through the following themes: innovation, equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

134km of the FLAG’s territory is protected including the Laguna del Portil’s nature reserve, the Odiel marshes and the Río Piedras’ marshes.

Population
103 385
Surface area (km²)
550
Population density
188
Total employment in fisheries
3 000

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG aims to make the area more innovative, sustainable and efficient in the management of resources by 2021. The FLAG strategy includes the following key objectives:

  • Driving economic progress and the creation of jobs in the region.
  • Promoting gender equality.
  • Improving the sustainability of the area’s marine sector.

Promoting innovation in the region’s fisheries and tourism industries.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
45%
Supporting diversification
4
28%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
15%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
2%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
4 319 775
  • EMFF: 
    3 671 809
  • MS co-financing: 
    647 966
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Exemples de projet

Projects examples and ideas for the FLAG include the following:

  • Projects related to the diversification of the fisheries sector in Punta Umbría.
  • Boosting maritime and pesca-tourism.

The creation and renewal of the area’s hospitality and tourism sector.

Calls for proposals

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

http://costaluz.islacristina.org/convocatorias/

 

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Costa Occidental de Huelva
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the town halls of the local municipalities (Isla Cristina, Punta Umbría, Ayamonte, Lepe and Cartaya), the fishing organisations (‘cofradías’) of Isla Critina and Punta Umbría, the San Francisco residents’ association, a women’s association and several fisheries enterprises.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
17
% of fisheries actors: 
35%
% of public authorities and other: 
30%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
35%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
20
% of public actors: 
15%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Costa Occidental de Huelva
 
Avda.del Carvnaval 35 (Edificio SAE)
Isla Cristina
21410 Huelva
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Marta Gonzalez Cabera
Phone:
+34 959 34 42 38
Languages:
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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