This FLAG project assesses the challenges of managing the discards produced by the artisanal fishing fleet in the Pontevedra Estuary, Spain. The project clarifies the impact new EU landing obligations will have on the fleet and outlines the future implications and consequences of the measures when they come into force.
Latvian FLAGs teamed up in a cooperation project to finance a study aimed at assessing the seaweed production potential from Latvian waters along with options for a management plan that would ensure a sustainable exploitation of this resource.
The area covers eleven municipalities in the province of Reggio Calabria and nine municipalities in the province of Vibo Valentina. The FLAG addresses the entire local community with the aim to raise the level of knowledge and skills for creating new professionalism and new small businesses in the area.
The area is characterised by small-scale fisheries with about 50 small boats and 6 landing areas (only two vessels over 12m, no big ports). Challenges here are linked to fishermen’s low competitiveness and poor linkages with the tourism sector.
The FLAG area stretches along the coastal strip overlooking the Gulf of Naples, and features strong views of the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida throughout. Close to Naples, there is a significant amount of interaction between urban and coastal areas.
The FLAG’s area covers over 150km of the Tyrrhenian coastline, including the provinces of Cosenza and Catanzaro. The coastline is characteristically sandy and rocky and is scattered with many small mountain villages. The main tourism location in the area is the city of Diamante.