The Terra d’Arneo territory spans the vicinity of the Apulian coast and operates a multi-fund Local Development Strategy (LDS). The area is characterised by small-scale traditional fishing enterprises. Seasonally the area has a strong tourism industry, while fishing activities are year-round.
The area’s economy is strongly linked to fisheries and tourism has a substantial seasonal impact. The main challenge for the F/LAG and its LDS is the coordination and integration of these two sectors and the other leading sectors of the local economy. Central to the challenge is the growth of the areas tourism industry not impacting on traditional fisheries activities and the local small-scale enterprises.
The F/LAG has several protected areas including the sea park of Porto Cesareo, eight sites of communitarian interest and the regional national parks of Porto Selvaggio Palude del Capitano (Nardò), Palude del Conte, Duna Costiera (Porto Cesareo), Litorale di Gallipoli and Isola di S. Andrea (Gallipoli)
The F/LAG’s strategy is focused on the protection of the area’s coastal environment while also enhancing the fisheries and tourism activities. Achieving economic growth in the area in a sustainable way is also integral to the strategy. The F/LAG will directly manage interventions initiatives involving local administrations and private enterprises linked to the area’s fisheries economy.
National and regional
Projects examples and ideas include:
The F/LAG has extensive experience in implementing policy and diversification. For the 2014-2020 programming period, the F/LAG is interested in promoting and collaborating on projects related to sustainable tourism and diversification of fishing activities.
The members of the F/LAG include 12 municipalities, several trade organisations, fishing and agriculture associations and local private enterprises.