Tourism is one of the main economic activities in the area including spa and beach tourism, underwater archaeology and fisheries-related tourism (itti-tourism and pesca-tourism). The fishing fleet consists of 306 small-scale fishing boats, of which many are below 12m in length.
The FLAG area which consists of the Ischia, Procida and Vivara isles covers an area of approximately 75km2. The surrounding seabeds are characterised by vast posidonia meadows, a seaweed endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, which is home to many species of fishes. As a result, fishing has always been a very important activity in the area.
The FLAG is situated in the Southern part of the Marche region, bordering with the Abruzzo region at the mouth of the Tronto river. It is a discontinuous area of five municipalities (from north to south- Porto San Giorgio, Pedaso, Cupra Marittima, Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto).
The FLAG area is included in three provinces and seven municipalities. Fishing activities on the Sicilian islands are mainly small-scale and coastal. Their challenges include poorly developed infrastructure in landing areas, a lack of real fish markets and a low number of processing facilities.
The Sidra FLAG, located in the mid-eastern part of Asturias, consists of five municipalities: Colunga, Bimenes, Cabranes, Nava and Villaviciosa. The area spans 570km2 which is approximately 5% of the Asturian region.
--ARCHIVED as of 31 January 2020-- Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly lie at the very south-western tip of Britain and are home to some of the most unique coastal features in the United Kingdom. The fisheries sector here is very diverse and versatile in terms of methods and target species.