The F/LAG area is located along 28 Km of the Adriatic coast and stretches 30 Km into the hinterland, in the South West of Bari province, It convers eight municipalities, of which some have Axis 4 experience built up with the Mare degli Ulivi FLAG. Only two municipalities are touristic seaside cities: Mola di Bari and Polignano a Mare. The local economy is mostly based on agriculture, services and commerce. In the recent past tourism has been of growing importance as the Apulia region has become a popular touristic destination.
Fisheries is the main economic sector in the municipality of Mola di Bari, and the area has the third most important fleet in the region including an important port and market area. Other municipalities such as Polignano a Mare have small scale fishermen. The catch consists of fish, clams and shellfish.
The main challenge for the area is to increase income for the fishermen and engaging the community to find new sales methods such as on board or on-line selling and home delivery.
Site of communitarian interest (SCI) Posidonieto San Vito–Barletta
The Local Development Strategy aims to support the modernisation and innovation processes of the fisheries sector so as to allow it to be able to conciliate economic growth and environmental sustainability. In prosecution with the action of the previous FLAG Mare degli Ulivi, the LAG intends to:
Support cultural and gastronomic tourism, through actions focused on the quality and healthiness of local fishing products, as well as encouraging the direct involvement of fishing operators.
National and Regional
Study-visits to other market areas to examine direct selling methods.
The LAG will publish one call for projects for each EMFF action envisaged in the LSD. Other calls will open if resources are left over.
In the previous programming period the SEB F/LAG built up experience in national and international cooperation projects on territorial marketing. In the current programming period, it would be interested in cooperation proposals on direct selling and touristic promotion of coastal areas.
Municipalities, chamber of commerce, trade associations from agriculture, fishery and handicraft, university.