FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Menorca FLAG

Official name: 
Grup d’Acció Local de Pesca de l’Associació Leader Illa de Menorca
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
ES226
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. The Menorca FLAG consists of eight municipalities which are Mahón, Ciutadella, Alayor, Es Mercadal, Ferreries, Es Castell, San Luis and Es Migjorn Gran. Tourism stands out as the main sector in the area accounting for 80% of the islands economic activity. Other industries include jewellery and traditional footwear.

The professional fishing industry includes six trawlers and around forty-five vessels which predominantly used longline methods. Common catches include hake, mackerel, sardines and squid. There is also a community dedicated to aquaculture and shellfishing producing mussels and clams.

Challenges to the FLAG area include the dilution of the island’s maritime cultural heritage due to increases in tourism. Other challenges include a lack of training opportunities and diversification within the island’s fisheries communities. Central to the FLAG’s strategy is the sustainable growth of tourism in the region.

 

 

 

 

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

470km(65%) of the FLAG’s territory is protected including the S’Albufera des Grau Nature Park.

Population
91 170
Surface area (km²)
702
Population density
130
Total employment in fisheries
150
Fishing: 
139
Aquaculture: 
11

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s strategy is focused on the following key objectives:

  • Boosting employment and creating jobs.
  • Diversifying fisheries activities and promoting training initiatives.
  • Improving the sustainability of the area’s tourism sector.

Enhancing and protecting the island’s maritime and cultural heritage.

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

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 026 176
  • EMFF: 
    872 250
  • MS co-financing: 
    153 926
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Projects ideas for the FLAG include the following:

  • Adding value to local fisheries products.
  • The establishment of a producer’s cooperative.

Projects focused on enhancing and promoting the area’s cultural heritage and traditions.

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are made twice a year and are published on the FLAG website:

http://gdp.leadermenorca.org/

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Associació Leader Illa de Menorca
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the town halls of the local municipalities (Mahón, Ciutadella, Alayor, Es Mercadal, Ferreries, Es Castell, San Luis, and Es Migjorn Gran), the fishing organisations (‘cofradías’) of Mahón, Ciutadella and Fornell; various cultural and tourism-related associations; the Balearic Association for Aquaculture and shellfishing; the Spanish Oceanographic Institute and several associations for the conservation of the marine cultural heritage.

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Associació Leader Illa de Menorca
 
Plaça Biosfera 5
07703 Maó
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Mr. David Doblado Triay
FLAG President:
Mr. Francisco Canals Cortés
Languages:
  • Espagnol (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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