Fisheries Areas Network


  • Managing discards: lessons from an artisanal fishing fleet

    - Good Practice Short Story
    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.
  • Aquaponics to produce fish and tomatoes

    - Good Practice Project
    To reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment, a group of local actors, with initial LEADER LAG support, has developed the symbiotic production of fish and tomatoes into a highly successful business.
  • Ionian 2 FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The territory is located in the central southern Ionian area of Calabria and includes 45 municipalities, classified as "rural areas with overall development problems", with the exception of Catanzaro. It is characterised by a long coast line, the Aspromonte mountain range and is renowned for its very attractive historical, artistic, monumental and environmental heritage, with a strong appeal and national and international interest, including the archaeological museum of Reggio Calabria, where the famous Bronzi di Riace are exposed.
  • North Sardinia FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The North Sardinia FLAG runs for 931 km along the northern coast of the island which features a jagged coastline, small and sandy or rocky coves and only a few long stretches of beach. The north-eastern part of Sardinia is mostly mountainous with typical granite areas found in the Gallura region.
  • Central Marche FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The territory of the FLAG extends for a stretch of 70km of coast and includes the first (Ancona) and the third (Civitanova Marche) most important ports of the Marche Region. The prevailing economic sectors include manufacturing, industrial, crafts and service industries.
  • Cadiz Estrecho FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Cádiz Estrecho FLAG area spans approximately 710km2, has a population of 70 000, and comprises natural marshland and the estuaries of the Sancti Petri channel. The area’s main fisheries activities are on the coastal stretch between the Bays of Cádiz and Algeciras, which are served by the fishing ports of Algeciras and Sancti Petri, which is situated in Chiclana.
  • Bajo Nalón FLAG

    - 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.
  • Opale Coast FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Opale Coast FLAG area has 76 500 inhabitants and covers the ‘Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais,’ an intercommunal centred on the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, the largest fishing port in France which lands over 35 000 tonnes annually.
  • Corsica FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The territory covers the whole coastline of Corsica, which ranges from white sand beaches in the East to rocky coastline in the West. The local fisheries sector is made up exclusively of small-scale operators, with modest and declining production mostly organised around short-circuit sales, mainly to restaurants.
  • East Sardinia FLAG

    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG is located in the provinces of Nuoro, Ogliastra and Cagliari, covering the north of Baronia, the centre of Ogliastra, Sarrabus and the south of Cagliari. The FLAG has an important fisheries and aquaculture sector, accounting for 3.5% of the total number of active enterprises in the area.