FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Ibiza FLAG

Official name: 
Grup d’Acció Local per al Desenvolupament Rural i Pesquer d’Eivissa i Formentera
Country:
Code: 
ES227
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

Ibiza and Formentera, known as the Pitiusas Islands, are located at the western edge the Balearic archipelago, in the Mediterranean Sea. The economy of Ibiza and Formentera is characterised by a notable tourism sector. As a result, the fisheries sector only accounts for 0.9% of the local economy. Fisheries on the islands are divided into two fleets, nine trawling vessels fleet and 29 small-scale vessels. Common catches include hake, red mullet, prawns and lobster.

 

In recent years the fishing fleets, and the industry have been in decline which is a challenge to the FLAG area. Additionally, the sector has an ageing population with many workers over the age of 50 and few under the age of 30. The age of the region’s fisheries workforce is a challenge to the FLAG’s strategic objectives. 

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area covers 170km2 of protected areas, of which, 106km2 are marine protected areas.

Population
154 189
Surface area (km²)
654
Population density
236
Total employment in fisheries
480

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy aims to promote the sustainable development of the area’s fishing sector through innovation, diversification and integrated coastal management.

Specific objectives include:

  • The development of self-regulation and management initiatives for the efficient and sustainable fishing of species considered of high commercial value (target species).
  • The creation of a social networking platform for the dissemination of activities and raising the profile of the region’s fisheries products.
  • The implementation of recovery initiatives and diversification of traditional and sustainable fishing practices.
  • The implementation of pilot fishing-tourism schemes and/or marine tourism experiences.
  • The development of training and awareness activities regarding the management and preparation of the local fisheries products. 

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 043 824
  • EMFF: 
    782 868
  • MS co-financing: 
    260 956
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Calls for proposals

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

Partnership

Accountable body: 
LEADER Grup d'Acció Local d’Eivissa i Formentera
Members of the partnership: 

The Ibiza FLAG is made up of 19 member organisations, including the town halls of San Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Formentera and Sant Joan de Labritja; the fishing organisations (‘cofradías’) of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Formentera, and Ibiza; the community of municipalities of Ibiza, and several associations for employers, women, ship owners and small-scale fisheries.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
19
% of fisheries actors: 
21%
% of public authorities and other: 
35%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
36%
% of environmental actors: 
7%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
12
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

LEADER Grup d'Acció Local d’Eivissa i Formentera
 
Av. d'Espanya 49
07800 Ibiza
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Josep Martínez
Phone:
+34 971 19 54 90
FLAG President:
Mr. Miguel A. Vericad Marcuello
Languages:
  • Espagnol (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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