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FLAG Factsheet

Tenerife FLAG

Official name: 
GAC Tenerife
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
ES238
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area covers the 342km coastline of Tenerife which varies from rocky cliffs to low coastline and beaches. Tenerife is very much geared around tourism but there are many activities that utilise the island’s coast and marine space. Employment levels are good in the coastal area and fishing and aquaculture account for 3.4% of the island’s total employment and around 2% of its GDP.  

Ten fishing organisations support the 500 small-scale fishermen working in Tenerife with a combined annual catch of 6 180 tonnes, worth around €14.3M. Two marine aquaculture farms produce a further 1 240 tonnes of fish (mainly Sea Bass and Sea Bream) for a value of approximately €4.5M. On top of professional fisheries, there are 35 000 leisure fishing licenses in Tenerife which account for an additional 574 tonnes a year (an average of 14.3 kilos per license).

Reconciling tourism with professional fisheries, encouraging more youth and women to enter the sector and improving the quality and value of local fisheries products are among the challenges that the FLAG aims to address.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Tenerife boasts 58 protected areas, covering over 50% of the island. These include nature reserves, national parks and various types of Natura 2000 protected areas, amongst others.

Population
818 740
Surface area (km²)
1 680
Population density
487
Total employment in fisheries
622
Fishing: 
534
Aquaculture: 
28
Processing: 
60
Women employment in fisheries: 
17

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG’s strategy focuses on supporting:

  • Improved marketing for fisheries products, including a collective label for artisanal fishing, new marketing models and improved hygiene practices.
  • A strengthened aquaculture sector, through improved sanitary practices and equipment, better monitoring and control and more environmentally friendly practices.
  • Employment initiatives, including training aimed at women and young people.
  • Better cooperation between fisheries and aquaculture – and linking them more closely to other sectors, such as tourism (e.g. through pesca-tourim and other, land-based fisheries-related tourism) and the hotel and restaurant trade.
  • A reduced carbon footprint of the island’s fisheries products.An improved public image of the local artisanal fishing and promotion of the island’s fisheries heritage and products, including school activities.
  • Working closely with the fisheries community to encourage ownership and leadership by the sector of the FLAG’s strategy.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Supporting diversification
4
30%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
15%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
15%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 279 607
  • EMFF: 
    959 705
  • MS co-financing: 
    319 902
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Exemples de projet

  • Initiatives, such as collective brands, to enhance product differentiation of fish landed by the island’s small-scale fleet and increase sales locally, in particular of tuna, 85% of which is currently exported
  • Working with local restaurants to increase the use of local fish.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
GAC Tenerife
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has a total of 27 members, including the local fishing organisation, the town halls in the FLAG area, environmental NGOs, aquaculture producers and surf associations.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
27
% of fisheries actors: 
37%
% of public authorities and other: 
33%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
27%
% of environmental actors: 
3%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
8
% of public actors: 
25%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

GAC Tenerife
 
Camino de San Diego 74
38208 La Laguna, Tenerife
Spain
FLAG President:
Mr. Jesús Morales Martínez
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Katiuska González
Phone:
+34 922 44 56 75
Languages:
  • Spanish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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