FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Oscos-Eo FLAG

Official name: 
CEDER OSCOS-EO
Country:
Code: 
ES209
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The area covers the municipalities of Castropol and Vegadeo which are the two westernmost municipalities of Asturias and are separated from Galicia by the Eo river. This North-South oriented FLAG territory thereof only possesses a small coastline but includes the Eastern part of the Eo river estuary which is recognised as Natura2000 area.

The local fishing sector is made up of small-scale inshore operations and shellfish gathering. The only oyster farms in Asturias are also located in this territory.  Other relevant economic activities carried out in the FLAG´s territory are agriculture and rural tourism.

Because of the small-scale of the fisheries sector, there is a lack of ancillary activities locally. This includes the absence of an auction and a lack of processing companies and regional branding/marketing activities. Furthermore, the degradation of the water quality and silting of the estuary threaten the existing fisheries and oyster farming operations.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 
  • Sites of Community Importance (SCI) Ría del Eo and Penarronda-Barayo
  • Special Protection Area (SPA) Reserva de la Biosfera
Population
7 722
Surface area (km²)
208
Population density
37
Total employment in fisheries
12
Fishing: 
6
Aquaculture: 
6
Women employment in fisheries: 
3

FLAG strategy

The overall aim of the strategy is to give a boost to the existing fishing sector. The FLAG is open for projects that help add value to the products of the estuary and more specifically to the production of oysters. Collective marketing based on the natural values of the territory should be supported.

In addition, the FLAG will look for projects that aim at conserving and restoring the local environment in order to ensure a future for the current fishing activity.

Furthermore, initiatives to diversify the economy in the area are also of high interest.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
45%
Supporting diversification
4
9%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
7%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
8%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
11%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
486 564
  • EMFF: 
    413 579
  • MS co-financing: 
    72 985
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

  • Multi-funding: 

    CEDER Oscos-Eo also manages other European funding such as ESF

Project examples

  • Promotion and valorisation of the local oyster production
  • Training on diversification 

Calls for proposals

A first call for projects was organised at the end of 2016. A project from Castropol City Council on the promotion of their oyster was approved. Different actions are carried out to promote and generate added value to oyster production such as cooking courses for professionals, the creation of a collective brand and gastronomic days.

Every year there will be a call for project proposals published here.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in cooperation on the following themes:

  • Adding value to fisheries products through certification or quality labels
  • Diversification
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
25000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
FLAG Oscos-Eo
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has 19 members:

Seven local public authorities;

One fishermen´s association (cofradías);

Four representatives of the agricultural sector;

Four tourism associations;

Three socio-cultural entities: one cultural associations, one women and one young people organisation.


Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
22
% of fisheries actors: 
5%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
58%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
3
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,30

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Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Oscos-Eo
 
Calle Camilo García Trelles 10
Bajo
33770 Vegadeo
Spain
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Ana Suarez Guzman
Phone:
+34 985 47 65 09
FLAG President:
Mr. José Ángel Pérez García
Languages:
  • Espagnol (Mother tongue)
  • Français (Intermediate)
  • Portuguais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
18/04/2017
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