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FLAG Factsheet

Pescara Coast FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG GAC Costa Di Pescara
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-ABR-IT208
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG’s area coincides with the area covered by the Municipality of Pescara, a middle size city in the centre of the Adriatic coast of Italy, its shore is characterised by typical Mediterranean scrub (“la macchia mediterranea”).

The fishing, agriculture, tourism and services sectors drive the local economy. Pescara’s port is the most important of the Region and is well integrated in the urban area. For a long time, fishing was the main activity in the local economy, supported by the biggest fleet in the Adriatic Sea. Industrial fishing and processing are practiced.

In the last few years the fishing sector has gone through a crisis, due to the over exploitation of fish stocks in the past which resulted in reduced catches, and to a decreasing value of daily catches.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Population
121 014
Surface area (km²)
34
Population density
3 522
Total employment in fisheries
285
Fishing: 
240
Processing: 
45
Women employment in fisheries: 
25

FLAG strategy

The Local Development Strategy will focus on diversification and enhancing fishing activities in order to improve local products and income, without increasing pressure on fish stocks. The LDS will support processing, direct sales and pesca-tourism, and will help the sector integrate the diversification of fishing operators’ income and the creation of a new touristic activities. 

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
2
% of the budget allocated: 
21%
Supporting diversification
5
23%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
3%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
38%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
15%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 027 892
  • EMFF: 
    513 946
  • MS co-financing: 
    513 946
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

The Local Strategy is aimed to support:

  • short sales circuits
  • pesca-tourism, fish tourism and game/recreational fishing
  • the promotion of local heritage and image linked with sea culture

Calls for proposals

Expertise & cooperation

The Pescara Coast FLAG is new and has no experience with cooperation. The FLAG is interested in projects supporting skills and the competitiveness of fishing and touristic sectors, with special attention given to women and young people. Moreover, the FLAG is interested in projects focusing on the valorisation of environmental and cultural heritage and sustainable development. The FLAG will participate in national cooperation actions with other Adriatic FLAGs, to support collaboration between stakeholders in the blue economy. A first cooperation project is already in the pipeline with the Costa dell'Emilia Romagna FLAG.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

Local operator’s associations (Associazione Armatori, Società Cooperativa Bruno Sciarra), Employer Associations (Federcoopesca, Federpesca, Legacoop Abruzzo, UNCI Agroalimentare, Polo Agroalimentare) and trade associations (Confesercenti, Confcommercio, Confederazione Nazionale dell’Artigianato e delle PMI).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of public authorities and other: 
1%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
59%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
9
% of public actors: 
11%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

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FLAG Contacts

GAC Costa di Pescara
 
Lungofiume Raffaele Paolucci
c/o Mercato Ittico
65121 Pescara
Italy
FLAG President:
Mr. Mauro D''andreamatteo
Phone:
+39 085 428 3921
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Andrea Mammarella
Languages:
  • Italian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • Spanish (Advanced)
  • French (Intermediate)
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