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Noroeste de Cádiz FLAG

Official name: 
Grupo de Acción Local del Sector Pesquero Comarca Noroeste de Cádiz
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
ES233
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The Noroeste de Cádiz FLAG area consists of five municipalities: Trebujena, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota, Chipiona and Puerto de Santa María. The regions of Trebujena and Puerto de Santa María stand out in the aquaculture sector, where a public research centre for fisheries and aquaculture supports private companies producing both fish and microalgae. Fishing activities (trawling, seining, shell-fishing) are widespread throughout the area where there are several fishing ports and catches are sold at fish auctions daily. In addition to the fishing and aquaculture activities, the area has significant agriculture and tourism sectors.

Challenges for the FLAG area include the low visibility of its fisheries industry, a lack of marketing opportunities for local products and a lack of innovation in the sector. Promoting social inclusion and improving the quality of life of the area’s fisheries communities is also a key challenge for the FLAG and region.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

75km2 of the FLAG’s territory is protected under the Natura 2000 Network.

Population
211 029
Surface area (km²)
517
Population density
408
Total employment in fisheries
830
Fishing: 
711
Aquaculture: 
49
Processing: 
70
Women employment in fisheries: 
50

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to improve and development its fisheries at social, economic and environmental levels. To achieve these aims, the FLAG strategy includes the following key objectives:

  • The promotion of equal opportunities in the region.
  • The promotion of equal pay.
  • The sustainable development of communities dependent on fisheries. This includes initiatives which support and protect future generations.

Strengthening the identity, cultural heritage and traditions of the region as a means of creating added value.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
25%
Supporting diversification
3
34%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
17%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
16%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
8%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
3 005 981
  • EMFF: 
    2 555 084
  • MS co-financing: 
    450 897
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Exemples de projet

Projects examples and ideas for the FLAG include the following:

  • Expansion of the ‘Ancient Tuna Route’ and small-scale fishing in the Gulf of Cádiz.
  • Diversification and innovation in fisheries and aquaculture.
  • A web platform for the fishing industry.
  • Training programmes for women in fisheries.

The enhancement of the area’s environmental heritage.

Calls for proposals

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

http://www.galpcnocadiz.com/convocatorias-ayudas/

Expertise et coopération

Regarding the previous programming period, the Noroeste de Cádiz FLAG has experience in cooperation projects related to pesca-tourism, processing, innovation and adding value to fisheries products. Concerning this period, the FLAG is eager to cooperate to support marine tourism projects, marketing platforms for fisheries products and co-management systems for fisheries resources.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
170000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
GDP Noroeste de Cádiz
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the town halls of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, El Puerto de Santa María, Rota, Trebujena and Chipiona, the fishing organisation (‘cofradías’) of Sanlúcar, a women association and several fisheries enterprises.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
20
% of fisheries actors: 
35%
% of public authorities and other: 
25%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
40%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
13
% of public actors: 
38%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

GDP Noroeste de Cádiz
 
C/Puerto de Barrameda, 29
11540 Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Mr. José Javier Marco Mirallas
Phone:
+34 644 48 83 03
FLAG President:
Mr. José Carlos Macias
Phone:
+34 676 06 19 48
Languages:
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • French (Intermediate)
  • Italian (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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