The West Central Sardinia FLAG area has a varied landscape of limestone cliffs and lowland sandy coasts which feature many wet habitats and lagoons.
Specialised agriculture and cattle breeding are the most predominant inland activities in the West-Central Sardinia area. However, there are numerous small-scale fishing enterprises in the FLAG area, with fisheries activities being centred around lagoon fishing and fish processing; the most famous local product being the mullet bottarga.
A significant challenge for the FLAG area is the limited network capacities of local fishermen and stakeholders, who are not used to taking part in participatory processes. Other challenges include the transference of knowledge between generations, equal opportunities, and a low valorisation of the local cultural assets and traditions.
The FLAG area has numerous Nature2000 sites including the marine protected area of Penisola del Sinis, Isle of Mal di Ventre.
The FLAG strategy aims to increase fisheries income by supporting local entrepreneurship, to support generational change and inclusion of women in fisheries, to foster innovation and preservation of the lagoon, marine and natural environment.
National and regional
Project examples and ideas include:
The FLAG is interested in the following cooperation initiatives: