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FLAG Factsheet

Molise Coast FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Molise Costiero
Country:
Code: 
IT-MOL-IT210
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG territory covers an area of 261 Km2, and has a coastline of about 36 km, from the mouth of the Canale Formale del Molino (just north of the Trigno River) at the border with Abruzzo, to the mouth of the Torrente Saccione, at the border with Puglia.

The port of Termoli, with fishing, sporting and tourist activities, and ferryboat access to the Tremiti islands is the biggest port in the area, followed by the "Marina di Santa Cristiana” of Campomarino and the "Marina Sveva" of Montenero di Bisaccia.

Agriculture and fisheries play a rather marginal role in employment accounting for 6.8% of the total. Fish is mostly landed in the port of Termoli, with a limited number of boats mainly engaged in small-scale fishing and trawling. From recent census data, there are about 200 working units on board at fishing vessels.

The presence of a lot of well-preserved nature and cultural heritage, make this area an ideal tourist destination.

The aim of the FLAG is to preserve and possibly increase employment and competitiveness of the fisheries sector, while supporting economic and social restructuring linked to changes in the sector, with a view to an environmentally sustainable economic development of the coastal environment.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are three protected areas, including what remains of the dune areas of the Adriatic (Foce Trigno - Marina di Petacciato, Foce Biferno - Litorale di Campomarino, Foce Saccione - Bonifica Ramitelli).

Population
50 148
Surface area (km²)
216
Population density
232
Total employment in fisheries
420
Fishing: 
380
Aquaculture: 
10
Processing: 
30
Women employment in fisheries: 
10

FLAG strategy

The Molise Coast FLAG strategy focuses on actions that will contribute positively to maintaining and creating economic and social prosperity, to add value to fisheries and aquaculture products and to promote the resource efficient and sustainable development of the coastal area.

Examples of actions are:

  • Support to small and medium-sized enterprises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector;
  • Support to innovation, to increase competitiveness of (small) businesses, and improve the quality of their products and territorial services;
  • Improving the marketing of local fisheries and rural products (direct sales, joint marketing)
  • Supporting the transfer of knowledge between sectors (tourism, crafts, fisheries) and creating links between tourism, fisheries and the environment.
Objective: 
Supporting diversification
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
100%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 068 424
  • EMFF: 
    534 212
  • MS co-financing: 
    534 212
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional 

Project examples

Project ideas include the following:

  • Pilot project on the collection of waste at sea and disposal on land;
  • Marina resort project: linking rural with coastal tourism initiatives, aiming at an integrated tourism offer in the area

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will publish project calls three times a year.

Expertise & cooperation

This is the first time that CLLD has been implemented in the Molise region and the FLAG has no cooperation experience so far. The FLAG will explore cooperation opportunities with nearby FLAGs in Abruzzo and Puglia. With the near FLAGs in Abruzzo and Puglia, the FLAG intends cooperating on pesca-tourism, short circuits, environmental risk prevention and preservation.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
10000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
FLAG Molise Costiero
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the four municipalities in the territory, a public institute for animal health, five cooperatives and associations representing fisheries, aquaculture, leisure fishing and services and one port and maritime services company. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
18
% of fisheries actors: 
30%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
39%
% of environmental actors: 
9%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
11
% of public actors: 
46%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

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FLAG Contacts

FLAG Molise Costiero
 
Massimo D’Azeglio, 29
86034 Guglionesi (CB)
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Cloridano Bellocchio
FLAG President:
Mr. Vincenzo Ferrazzano
Languages:
  • Italian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Basic)
Publication date: 
22/09/2017
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