FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

La Marina FLAG

Official name: 
Grupo de Acción Local del Sector Pesquero La Marina
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
ES222
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

La Marina FLAG area consists of seven municipalities on the Mediterranean coastal area of Alicante which are Benidorm, Calp, El Campello, Dénia, Xàbia, Teulada and La Vila Joiosa. The municipalities belong to the three coastal regional provinces of La Marina Alta, La Marina Baixa and y L´Alacantí.

Tourism is the area’s predominant sector, accounting for 70% of the region’s economy. Fishing catches have fallen significantly in recent years, a decrease most notable in the municipalities of El Campello and Teulada. Common catches include sardine, anchovy, hake, prawn, lobster and monkfish. A key challenge to the area is protecting its fisheries industry and heritage while sustainably growing its tourism sector.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG has several protected areas under the conservation of the Natura 2000 Birds Directive including Muntanyes de la Marina and Penyal d’Ifac. Similarly, the FLAG has multiple protected areas under the conservation of the Habitats Directive including Montgó and Serra Gelada.

 

Population
232 513
Surface area (km²)
344
Population density
677
Total employment in fisheries
1 084
Fishing: 
31
Aquaculture: 
32
Transformation: 
1 021

FLAG strategy

La Marina FLAG’s local development strategy includes the following main objectives:

 

  • Boosting the competitiveness of the fishing sector.
  • Enhancing the living standards of people working in the fisheries sector.
  • Promoting and increasing the value of local fisheries products.
  • The professional diversification of workers in the fisheries sector.
  • Promoting the area’s maritime and cultural heritage.

 

The full FLAG strategy can be found here.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
31%
Supporting diversification
5
38%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
14%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
11%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
4%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 382 277
  • EMFF: 
    1 174 935
  • MS co-financing: 
    207 342
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

While the FLAG has no specific project examples, future projects will be focused on: 

  • Actions to boost the fishing sector’s competitiveness.
  • Actions promoting maritime and cultural heritage.

The diversification of fisheries activities and tourism.

Calls for proposals

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

http://www.galplamarina.es/convocatoria-de-ayudas/

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

La Marina FLAG is composed by 35 members including the town halls of Benidorm, Calp, El Campello, Dénia, Xàbia, Teulada and La Vila Joiosa, several fishing organisations (‘cofradías’), numerous fisheries enterprises, various cultural and tourism-related associations and the sailing clubs of Benidorm and Vila Joiosa.

 


 

 

 

 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
35
% of fisheries actors: 
20%
% of public authorities and other: 
18%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
62%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
10
% of public actors: 
40%

Map

Contacts du GALPA

GALP Alicante
 
Avda. Virgen del Carmen 7
03710 Calp (Alicante)
Spain
FLAG President:
Mr. José Rogles Hernández
Phone:
+34 965 89 02 00
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Santos Pastor Morato
Phone:
+34 965 83 00 67
Languages:
  • Espagnol (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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