FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Trabocchi coast FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG GAC Costa dei Trabocchi
Country:
Code: 
IT-ABR-IT242
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG’s coastal territory is of high environmental value. It is comprised of numerous villages, small towns and medium-size cities and has a significant number of ports. Fishing is an integral part of the regions local tradition. The area has a 70km coastline which features several ‘trabocchi’, fishing machines on piles which are famous throughout Italy.

The main challenges for the Trabocchi Coast FLAG is the integration of its fisheries’ and tourism sectors. To guarantee the sustainability of the areas fishing activity, a key challenge is the diversification of the industry, establishing new sources of income and capitalising on pesca-tourism opportunities. The FLAG aims to prioritise the fishing community before the developing its tourism operations.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The Trabocchi Coast FLAG area has several protected natural areas including Ripari di Giobbe, Punta dell’Acquabella, Grotta delle Farfalle, San Giovanni in Venere, Lecceta di Torino di Sangro, Lecceta Punta Aderci, Fosso delle Farfalle, Lecceta litoranea di Torino di Sangro e Foce del Fiume Sangro, Punta della Penna and Marina di Vasto.

Population
133 343
Surface area (km²)
330
Population density
409
Total employment in fisheries
282
Fishing: 
260
Aquaculture: 
22
Transformation: 
0

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy’s main objective is improving the economic and environmental sustainability of fisheries across the area, particularly small-scale craft enterprises. The strategy also has four specific objectives:

  • To improve the efficiency of short supply chains (improve selling sites and fishing ports and online marketing).
  • To create new areas of tourism such as emotional and pesca-tourism.
  • To improve the marketing of Trabocchi coast and it’s fishing product. For example, raising awareness in schools as to the importance of healthy food and the benefits of seafood.
  • To connect the area’s fisheries with other sectors such as agriculture, enhancing the knowledge of the areas biodiversity and its identity in other industries such as winemaking.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
58%
Supporting diversification
4
23%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
7%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
7%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
2%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 000 000
  • EMFF: 
    500 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    500 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional

Project examples

The FLAG’s project ideas include:

  • The improvement of the area’s fisheries landing sites and markets.
  • The development of pesca-tourism – including the promotion of local fishing product through food education projects, gastronomy and development of local fishing and agriculture products alliances.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which are published here:

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG will cooperate with other FLAGs and LAGs in Chieti’s area on the development of the regions inland territory and coast. Cooperation will include the development of communication strategies on the cultural, human, environmental and ecological aspects of the Trabocchi area. These efforts will be focused online (in Italian and English) and through the development of a smartphone application.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
21300.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG includes nine municipalities, the University of Teramo, the national federation of fishing enterprises and several trade unions.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of public authorities and other: 
20%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
40%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
29%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,50

Map

Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Costa dei Trabocchi
 
Via Piazza G.B. Vico, 3
66100 Chieti
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Valerio Cavallucci
FLAG President:
Mr. Franco Ricci
Phone:
+39 859063004
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Espagnol (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
25/09/2017
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