The FLAG’s area covers over 150km of the Tyrrhenian coastline, including the provinces of Cosenza and Catanzaro. The coastline is characteristically sandy and rocky and is scattered with many small mountain villages. The main tourism location in the area is the city of Diamante.
The local economy is centred around small-scale and traditional fishing activities and processing; many of the enterprises in the area are small family-run businesses. However, lately the area’s fishing sector has been in decline and a key challenge for the FLAG is a concerted effort to develop a more sustainable fisheries industry, one that can be diversified into other economic opportunities such as tourism and gastronomy.
There are two regional parks in the FLAG’s territory (Riviera dei Cedri and Scogli di Isca) and six protected Natura 2000 areas.
The FLAG’s strategy is based on the development of a more economically diverse and sustainable fisheries industry. Key objectives include:
National and regional
Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include the following:
The FLAG has experience in the integrated sustainable development of coastal Mediterranean areas. This includes training and awareness-raising related to the economic development and diversification of the small fishing enterprises.
The FLAG is interested in cooperation projects focused on the growth of local markets through the promotion of local sea products, the exchange of best practices and creation of a sustainable tourism industry.
The FLAG is made up of 18 municipalities, several fisheries trade unions and associations and numerous private fishing enterprises.