FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Porta a Levante multifund LAG

Official name: 
GAL Porta a Levante scarl
Country:
Code: 
IT-PUG-IT250
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Porte a Levante FLAG was active under Axis 4 of the EFF in the 2007-2013 programming period under the name of GAC Adriatico Salentino. The FLAG territory is situated in the region of Puglia and comprises rich coastal and agricultural landscape, with numerous tourist attractions. 

The main challenges for the area include the need to improve and raise awareness of the local fisheries and the need for environmental sustainability and education. Also important is the recovery and enhancement of the area’s historical fishing systems (i.e. ‘Le Ergate’ or ‘Barcarizzi’) and other local traditions. 

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG teritory includes eight protected areas which are Costa Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca, Oasi WWF Riserva Statale Le Cesine, Riserva Naturale San Cataldo, Laghi Alimini, Bosco d’Otranto, Parco delle Querce di Castro, Bosco Pecorara and Palude dei Tamari.

Population
36 199
Surface area (km²)
289
Population density
125

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy is focused on raising the awareness of the region’s fishermen about the potential for developing tourism activities. Other key objectives include environmental conservation efforts and the development of sustainable fishing practices. Specific aims include:

  • Improving the accessibility of coastal marine areas for the tourism industry.
  • Developing local markets for local fisheries products and shortening supply chains offering fishermen direct sales channels.
  • Developing pesca-tourism.

Moreover, the FLAG will reach out to the wider public in the area by enhancing consumption of local and lesser known species, value ancient fishing traditions and other tourism activities linked to fisheries. 

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
3
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
40%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 250 000
  • EMFF: 
    625 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    625 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include:

  • Tourism initiatives which link the area’s landscape and local gastronomy.
  • Restoration, recovery and reconstruction of historical fishing traditions.
  • Projects focused on the development and promotion of pesca-tourism.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which will be published on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

In the 2006-2013 programming period, the former Adriatico-Salentino FLAG and Terra d’Otranto LEADER LAG cooperated extensively on several projects connected to education and shortening supply chains. One such project was the ‘FishDirect’ mobile phone application which established a local market for locally caught seafood. The FLAG would like to cooperate in similar projects with other FLAGs in Italy and across the EU.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Porta a Levante scarl
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the regions municipalities, the Chamber of Commerce, cultural foundations, associations representing the interests of the fisheries, aquaculture and processing sectors, an employer;s organisation, Pro Loco ( a local grass-roots promotional association), several companies and several private enterprises.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
90
% of fisheries actors: 
20%
% of public authorities and other: 
36%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
24%
% of environmental actors: 
20%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Porta a Levante scarl
 
Via Pisanelli n.2
73020 San Cassiano (LE)
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Francesco Ferraro
Phone:
+39 0836 992972
FLAG President:
Mr. Gabriele Petracca
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Français (Basic)
  • Anglais (Basic)
Publication date: 
25/09/2017
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