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FLAG Factsheet

Mondego Mar FLAG

Official name: 
GALP Mondego Mar
Country:
Code: 
PT204
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The Mondego Mar FLAG is located in the centre of the Portuguese coastline and covers the municipalities of Cantanhede, Figueira da Foz, Mira and Montemor-o-Velho. This area, centered around the mouth of the Mondego river, is composed of marine, freshwater and estuarine ecosystems creating a complex and rich environment and hosting a range of fisheries activities, from aquaculture to shellfish harvesting to coastal fisheries.

The area is also an important fish landing and processing spot for central Portugal. Historically, the area was much more dependent on the fisheries industry, but the local economy is now more oriented towards other economic activities such as tourism or other production types (e.g. the paper industry).

A key challenge is to reconnect the economic development of the area with its fisheries potential, especially in terms of marketing opportunities and forging a connection to the tourism economy. Tourism itself faces the challenge of seasonality, with efforts being made to secure year-round visits notably through the diversification of cultural offers, activities and the improvement of urban attractiveness.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area includes three protected areas: Mira, Gândara and Gafanhas Dunes.

Population
71 068
Surface area (km²)
512
Population density
139
Total employment in fisheries
6 440
Fishing: 
616
Aquaculture: 
24
Processing: 
5 800

Stratégie du GALPA

The strategy is based on a coherent intervention logic with actions focusing on:

  • the production, processing and transformation of local products, realising the potential of the local area and using the resources sustainably to create jobs and a dynamic business environment;
  • the preservation of local heritage and promotion of the area’s cultural and environmental identity;
  • quality of life and social cohesion, leveraging the diversity of the population and integrating local actors as decisive factors for the future of the territory;
  • improving skills and promoting continuous learning to ensure qualification. 
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
23%
Supporting diversification
5
42%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
5%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 973 020
  • EMFF: 
    1 677 070
  • MS co-financing: 
    295 953
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National.

  • Funds: 
    ERDF
    ESF

Exemples de projet

The FLAG Mondego Mar has not yet approved projects in this period.

However, according to the local development strategy, the following type of projects will be supported:

  • The development of new methods of production and/or organisation of related entities; the development of new products; research that investigates different economic opportunities in the marine environment, restoration of marine ecosystems and mitigation of impacts of human action; the creation of micro or small enterprises whose economic activities are related to the sea;
  • The recovery and modernisation of structures, equipment and existing infrastructures related to fisheries and aquaculture;
  • The promotion of investment opportunities involving the improvement of product quality and the use of local resources;
  • The creation of new methods of distribution and marketing of products, including innovation and access to information technologies;
  • The set up and development of micro or small enterprises whose activities relate to the sea, to the promotion of local tourism or to the modernisation of existing equipment and infrastructure related to tourism.

Calls for proposals

The first call for projects will take place during the second semester of 2016. 

Expertise et coopération

Taking into account the experience of FLAG, priority themes on which the FLAG wants to cooperate and can propose expertise are:

  • Sustainable job creation and to development of a “corporate culture”, defined, owned and shared by local actors;
  • Promoting sustainable land management, valuing local resources and strengthening the ties between elements of local identity;
  • Increasing and strengthening local skills.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
AD ELO – Associação de Desenvolvimento Local da Bairrada e Mondego
Members of the partnership: 
  • Municipalities of Cantanhede, Figueira da Foz, Mira and Montemor-o-Velho
  • ACIFF (Chamber of commerce and industry);
  • Fishermen´s organisation: Associação Portuguesa da Xávega and FIG PESCA – APPAC
  • Cooperative company in the fisheries sector:  Mútua dos Pescadores – Mútua de Seguros CRL, Cooperativa de Produtores de Peixe do Centro Litoral
  • Private companies in the fisheries sector: Docapesca Portos e Lotas SA, Nasharyba – Produção e Comércio de Peixe Lda, José Manuel Marques Vieira, Ismael Domingues Janeiro, Gialmar SA, José Brito Jacinto, Briosa Pescado and Litofish Lda
  • Scalesoceans (Private company - shipbuilding);
  • Lodka Boating – Passeios de Barco, Lda. (Private company);
  • Caixa de Crédito Agrícola Mútuo do Baixo Mondego, CRL (Cooperative company).
Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
21
% of fisheries actors: 
43%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
38%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
21
% of public actors: 
19%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

AD ELO – Associação de Desenvolvimento Local da Bairrada e Mondego
 
Rua António Lima Fragoso, n.º 22
3060-216 Cantanhede
Portugal
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Antonio José Cruz Dos Santos
Phone:
+351 231 419 550
Publication date: 
29/12/2016
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