FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

The marine villages of Ionian Sea FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG I Borghi Marinari dello Jonio
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-CAL-IT213
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is located at the North-Eastern side of the Calabria region, close to the Gulf of Taranto. Under the 2007-2013 programming period (EFF – Axis IV), the FLAG area included eight municipalities, of which the two main ports of Schiavonea and Cariati; it now covers six more municipalities with a similar social-economic profile.

The area has important fish landing ports, fish processing enterprises and significant tourism potential, however there are challenges here linked to poor integration between sectors especially poor linkages between traditional fishing activities and tourism. 

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There is one protected area in the FLAG area: Capo Rizzuto (province of Crotone)

Population
157 096
Surface area (km²)
860
Population density
183
Total employment in fisheries
463

FLAG strategy

The strategy aims to enhance local development by promoting a local identity, to diversify the local economy and to improve the quality of life.

Main actions include:

  • The development and diversification of local fisheries businesses
  • Supporting sustainable tourism linked to fisheries, while maintaining the protection and promotion of local, cultural and natural heritage
  • Increasing opportunities for cross-sectoral projects, fostering cooperation among the various categories of local stakeholders.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
5
30%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
15%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 481 072
  • EMFF: 
    740 536
  • MS co-financing: 
    740 536
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National (€518 375,20), regional (€222 160,80)

Project examples

Examples of projects include:

  • Introduce innovative methods in aquaculture and mari-culture
  • Support local processing of local fish products
  • Set up common sales points for local products from land and sea
  • Further development of restaurants providing “quality catering at zero kilometres” which has been very successful with tourists, especially North Europeans

Calls for proposals

The FLAG foresees to publish project calls two times a year (at least). 

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in developing cooperation with FLAGs in Spain and France who have expertise with pesca-tourism and integrated tourist packages. The FLAG is also interested in setting up projects for peer-learning between fishermen on aquaculture techniques and high quality fish processing. Exchange programmes for young fishermen (stages of 4-6 months) are also envisaged. 

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members are public administrations, and partners from fisheries, aquaculture, processing, marketing mainly. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
37
% of fisheries actors: 
24%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
30%
% of environmental actors: 
2%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
10
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,75

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Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Borghi marinari dello Ionio srl
 
area portuale schiavonea
87064 Coriliano Calabro
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Gabriele Alterino
FLAG President:
Mr. Cataldo Mino
Phone:
+39 335 216 128
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Basic)
Publication date: 
30/05/2017
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