FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Ponte Lama multifund LAG

Official name: 
GAL Ponte Lama scarl
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-PUG-IT245
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The F/LAG’s area covers about 20 Km of Apulian coastline along the Adriatic Sea to the north of Bari, including three municipalities Trani, Bisceglie and Molfetta (the last two were part of the Terre di Mare FLAG) . The coast is mainly rocky and calcareous, with some long sandy and pebble shores. The economy of the more densely populated part of the area is based on agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing industry and services. This area is a national holiday resort and is also known for its prestigious Norman castles.

Industrial fishing is one of the more developed sectors in the area, due to the number and size of boats, the high skills and quality found in the entire chain and the variety of methods used to catch fishery products.

There are local challenges related to the need to combine environmental sustainability with economic growth and technological innovation. Moreover, the fishing industry is in decline both in terms of overall income and in terms of the numbers employed in the sector.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There is one site of communitarian interest called Posidonieto San Vito-Barletta.

Population
171 796
Surface area (km²)
232
Population density
788
Total employment in fisheries
587
Fishing: 
480
Transformation: 
107
Women employment in fisheries: 
15

FLAG strategy

The Local Development Strategy of the F/LAG, within EMFF funding, lies on two main axes aimed at increasing the added value of local fishing products:

  • Business support through promotion and innovation of the fishing sector, labelling and certification, diversification of income, start-up support and innovative training services to enterprises and enabling short supply chains;
  • Integrated territorial marketing of rural and coastal heritage through cooperation between land and sea supply chains, promoting and enhancing coastal and marine cultural heritage and the creation of a geographical rural-coastal quality district.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
74%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
26%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 550 000
  • EMFF: 
    775 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    775 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

The Ponte Lama F/LAG aims to:

  • Support innovative actions in direct selling, trade and the processing of fishing products
  • Support the creation of a local fishing HUB where fishermen can meet and receive training in order to optimise services
  • Support the fishermen to obtain labels and certification for their local products and traditional processes

Calls for proposals

The F/LAG will publish five calls per year until the funds have been totally spent.

Expertise & cooperation

The F/LAG has experience with national and international cooperation projects in valorisation and promotion of rural seaside communities. During this programming period, the F/LAG is interested in international cooperation regarding:

  • Sea waste management;
  • Ecosystem services for fishing and aquaculture;
  • Seaside Communities promotion;

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

Municipalities, chamber of commerce, trade associations of fishing, agriculture, handicraft and commerce, private sector.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
47
% of fisheries actors: 
6%
% of public authorities and other: 
35%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
58%
% of environmental actors: 
1%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
13
% of public actors: 
23%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
8,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

GAL Ponte Lama scarl
 
Corso Garibaldi, 23
76011 Bisceglie
Italy
FLAG President:
Mr. Francesco Spina
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Giovanni Porcelli
Phone:
+39 080 964 8571
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
25/09/2017
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