FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Oeste FLAG

Official name: 
GAL Pesca Oeste
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PT206
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The region Oeste consists of several fishing communities primarily dedicated to small scale fishing and gathering activities such as the gathering of shellfish, seaweed, mussels and barnacles, using mostly small boats. It includes two municipalities, Peniche and Nazaré, which act as twin centres of fishing activity and attract skilled labour, investment, business equipment and infrastructure. The ports here are very important in the context of regional and national fisheries organisations, in terms of tonnage, value of fish landed and the number of vessels or fishermen.

The challenges faced by the region include an ageing population and replacing fishermen as they retire.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The Óbidos lagoon and the natural reserve of Berlengas

Population
73 107
Surface area (km²)
966
Population density
169
Total employment in fisheries
1 482

FLAG strategy

The FLAG aims to:

  • Increase the competitiveness of fisheries and sea activities: strengthen the competitiveness of fisheries activities; promote local quality products; organise short food supply chains;
  • Promote innovation and entrepreneurship: stream line innovation in maritime space;
  • Promote the development of tourism in aquatic spacePromote social and professional skills: qualify competencies for the activities of the sea;
  • Value the coastal environmental and cultural heritage;
  • Promote the preservation and conservation of natural and scenic resources.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
25%
Supporting diversification
5
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 507 911
  • EMFF: 
    2 180 793
  • MS co-financing: 
    327 118
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

  • Valorisation of Pilado crab
  • Diversification of local fisheries products including the freezing of sardines by traditional method
  • Development of mussels in aquaculture
  • Valorisation of undervalued species by using them to create fish burgers
  • Social support for projects in the fishing community: including a day centre and a kindergarten
  • Training of firefighters from Peniche and Nazaré in the use of rescue equipment

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG will work on:

  • Improving development cooperation relations between coastal territories at national and transnational levels;
  • Innovation in maritime space: Promoting knowledge transfer processes and implementing R & D initiatives;
  • Promoting quality local products: Promotion and dissemination of quality products in the FLAG area;
  • Promoting greater knowledge, by local and sectoral decision-makers, of the different modalities of direct selling and short supply chains of food and local markets;
  • Cooperation activities foreseen include the activities carries out under the national network of FLAG.

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the municipalities of Nazaré, Alcobaça. Caldas da Rainha, Óbidos and Peniche, the association of shipowners and fishermen of Nazaré, the association of maritime-tourist operators of the West Penichense, as well as two other fishermen’s associations, the centre for professional training of fisheries and the sea, the cooperative of artisanal fishing vessels and the polytechnic institute of Leiria.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
22
% of fisheries actors: 
50%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
14%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
42%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Oeste
 
Avenida Porto de Pesca
2520-208 Peniche
Portugal
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Rogério Cação
Phone:
+351 262 787 959
Languages:
  • Portuguais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Français (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
09/11/2017
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