FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Small-scale and coastal fisheries

  • Tenerife FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the 342km coastline of Tenerife which varies from rocky cliffs to low coastline and beaches. Tenerife is very much geared around tourism but there are many activities that utilise the island’s coast and marine space. Employment levels are good in the coastal area and fishing and aquaculture account for 3.4% of the island’s total employment and around 2% of its GDP
  • Lanzerote FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lanzarote, also known as “the island of volcanos”, is made up of seven municipalities and a small archipelago to the north of the island (Chinijo Archipelago). The whole area has been classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
  • Gran Canaria FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG covers the coastline of Gran Canaria, the most populated of the seven Canary Islands. Tourism is the main engine of Gran Canaria’s economy, 63% of which is divided between the retail trade and the restaurant sector.
  • Ibiza FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Ibiza and Formentera, known as the Pitiusas Islands, are located at the western edge the Balearic archipelago, in the Mediterranean Sea. The economy of Ibiza and Formentera is characterised by a notable tourism sector.
  • 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
  • Menorca FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. The Menorca FLAG consists of eight municipalities which are Mahón, Ciutadella, Alayor, Es Mercadal, Ferreries, Es Castell, San Luis and Es Migjorn Gran. Tourism stands out as the main sector in the area accounting for 80% of the islands economic activity. Other industries include jewellery and traditional footwear.
  • 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%.
  • Navia-Porcía FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory is situated in the western part of the coastline in the North of Spain, facing the Bay of Biscay (in Spain referred to as Mar Cantabria). It is an area of high natural value, bordered in the west by the river Porcía and in the east by the municipality of Navia, the only city in the territory.
  • Holderness FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Holderness Coast fisheries is a small scale coastal fisheries area specialising in crab and lobster. It is a vibrant industry which continues to grow and develop in the context of a struggling coastal economy traditionally dependant on seaside tourism.
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly FLAG

    12/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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.