FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

Pillio FLAG

Official name: 
ΕΤΑΙΡΙΑ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗΣ ΠΗΛΙΟΥ
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
GR222
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area consists of the Sporades islands, and the community of Trikeri.

The Sporades islands are characterised by geographical isolation. The morphology, the limited degree of human intervention and the excellent condition of the natural environment, makes the area an ideal refuge for many endangered species.

The main fish species in the gulf are: tuna, sardines, anchovies, red mullet and shrimp. Although fishing is traditionally the strongest sector here, in recent years there has been an upward trend in the tertiary economy.

The main challenges here include an aging population, the significant lack of economic innovation, and a lack of infrastructure - access to the islands of Sporades is also problematic for example.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are several protected areas in the FLAG area including the Islands of North Sporades, Kira Panagia, Poura, Piperi, Skantzoura and Skiathos, the forests of Skiathos and the National Marine Park at Alonnisos. The total surface area covered by these areas is 274,1km2.

Population
15 151
Surface area (km²)
303
Population density
50
Total employment in fisheries
224
Fishing: 
134
Aquaculture: 
4
Processing: 
86

Stratégie du GALPA

The strategic objectives for the FLAG area include:

  • The optimal management of natural resources as well as the strengthening of local entrepreneurship through innovation and cooperation.
  • The establishment of an integrated local identity, based on natural and cultural assets, making the area an ideal place to live and tourist destination.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
5
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
20%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
190 000
  • EMFF: 
    142 500
  • MS co-financing: 
    47 500
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Exemples de projet

Current project ideas include:

  • The creation of small tour routes, which will include the monitoring of fishing for recreational purposes, and recreational fishing,
  • An assessment of the interaction between coastal fishing and protected sea animals,
  • The creation of traditional local fish markets and the development of a diving park.

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG is new in the fisheries sector and therefore lacks experience. Cooperation projects envisaged include the Biomonitoring of Marine mammals (interregional). The aim of this is to develop a protocol of sound ecotourism practices for marine mammal observation with other FLAGs in the area.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
300000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
PELION DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes the municipalities of Zagora-Mouresi, Volos and Notio Pilio, one fisheries association and the regional association of municipalities of Thessaly.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
33
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
67%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

PELION DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
 
191 LARISIS Str.
38 334 VOLOS
Greece
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Katerina Kontogeorgiou
Phone:
+30 2421 078391
Languages:
  • Greek (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
30/10/2017
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