FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea FLAG

Official name: 
Gac Perla Del Tirreno
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-CAL-IT212
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

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.  

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are two regional parks in the FLAG’s territory (Riviera dei Cedri and Scogli di Isca) and six protected Natura 2000 areas.

Population
105 411
Surface area (km²)
564
Population density
187
Total employment in fisheries
183
Fishing: 
119
Transformation: 
64

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s strategy is based on the development of a more economically diverse and sustainable fisheries industry. Key objectives include:

  • The development and promotion of a sustainable coastal tourism, one that is centred around gastronomic and pesca-tourism. Key to this objective is the diversification of small-scale fisheries into tourism activities.
  • To promote local products and to develop shorter supply chains.
  • To facilitate training and awareness-raising for fishers and processing employees. This will include enhancing the employment opportunities of young adults through innovative business support systems.
  • To promote the better use of the area’s natural landscape and resources. This will include the development and organisation of cultural, recreational and sporting events and festivals.   
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Supporting diversification
5
34%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
6%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
20%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 205 190
  • EMFF: 
    602 595
  • MS co-financing: 
    602 595
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include the following:

  • The re-development of several abandoned houses on the area’s coastline. This will be done with tourism and the better use of the area resources in mind.
  • Pesca-tourism and specific tourism activities benefiting the handicapped.
  • The establishment of street food vendors and food corner sites to develop gastronomic tourism in the area.  

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which are published on the FLAG website: http://www.flagperti.it

Expertise & cooperation

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.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
38534.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG is made up of 18 municipalities, several fisheries trade unions and associations and numerous private fishing enterprises.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
40
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of public authorities and other: 
35%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
21%
% of environmental actors: 
4%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
35%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

GAC Perla del Tirreno
 
Cardinale Ruffo SNC
87033 Belmonte Calabro
Italy
FLAG President:
Ms. Gabriella Luciani
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Annamaria Mele
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Français (Intermediate)
  • Espagnol (Basic)
Publication date: 
22/09/2017
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