FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Environment

  • Fuerteventura FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and includes the 4.8Km2 islet of Lobos. It has a low, sandy coastline resulting from intense erosion. The activities that traditionally occupied the local population (agriculture, including cattle farming, and fishing) now provide employment to scarcely 1.2% of the population, while three quarters of jobs are linked to the service sector, and in particular tourism.
  • Almeria Coast FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Almería Coast FLAG is situated in the eastern part of the Almería province with an area spanning approximately 1 500km2. The region has longstanding fishing tradition but in recent years, the industry has been in decline.
  • Malaga FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area comprises six coastal municipalities which all have a strong marine and fishing tradition and culture. The area, like most in the coastal enclaves of the Mediterranean, has a large population. The services industry, particularly the tourism sector, accounts for a high percentage of businesses, jobs, and sales in the area.
  • Granada Coast FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area’s coastline is very rugged, formed by steep cliffs and hillsides. Its proximity to Africa and the Sierra Nevada Mountains protects the area’s coastline from the cold winds of the north, thus creating a subtropical microclimate. The region has approximately 320 days of sun per year and an average temperature of 20°C. It is one of the most densely populated regions in Andalucía
  • Ebro FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Ebro FLAG operates on the Mediterranean coast, in the south of Catalonia. It borders with Aragon to the West and the region of Valencia to the south. The municipalities covered are located along the final stretch of the Ebro river, in the unique setting of the Ebro Delta. The most important port in the area is Sant Carlos de la Ràpita.
  • La Marina FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    La Marina FLAG area consists of seven municipalities on the Mediterranean coastal area of Alicante which are Benidorm, Calp, El Campello, Dénia, Xàbia, Teulada and La Vila Joiosa. The municipalities belong to the three coastal regional provinces of La Marina Alta, La Marina Baixa and y L´Alacantí.
  • La Plana FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The La Plana FLAG area covers the provinces of the three coastal regions of Baix Maestrat, Plana Alta and Plana Baixa. Fisheries and aquaculture only account for 5% of employment. Over a five-year period, fishing activity has reduced, and the number of active fishing vessels has decreased by more than 10%.
  • Eastern Asturias FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Eastern Asturias FLAG area consists of four municipalities: Caravia, Ribadesella, Llanes and Ribadedeva. Although located on the periphery of Asturias region, the area’s location does not present any infrastructural or service insufficiencies. The area has a strong tourism sector, which represents nearly 80% of its economic activity.
  • Bajo Nalón FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Bajo Nalón FLAG area is made up of just two municipalities (Muros de Nalón and Soto del Barco) in the Asturian region. This area also includes the Nalón river, the largest and most important river of the Spanish northern coast. Both municipalities are located at the mouth of the Nalón river.
  • Southern Artabro Gulf FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Southern Artabro FLAG area spans approximately 340km2, has a population of 140 000 and comprises several NATURA 2000 Sites of Community Importance (SCI) such as Costa da Morte and Costa do Dexo.