The FLAG area covers the region of the northern part of the Amvrakikos gulf and the Ionian Sea in the Preveza prefecture. The area is well known for its environmental richness and hosts both a RAMSAR wetlands protection area and multiple Natura 2000 sites. Numerous avifauna, mammals, fish and vertebrate species are found here.
The FLAG area covers 262 203 square kilometres and 3.55% of its population is employed in fisheries or aquaculture. In the region, maricultural activities are extensive and intensive. This includes the farming of seafood species such as bream and sea bass.
The Soča Valley FLAG is in north-western Slovenia near the border with Italy. It includes the river Soča which has its source in the Julian Alps, and which attracts fishermen and visitors from all over the world each year. The most important sector in the FLAG area is processing which represents 30% of total employment.
The FLAG is located in the Masurian Lakes region in north-eastern Poland. This area has a very high number of lakes – over 300, with a total surface of over 27 000 hectares, including the largest Polish lake, Śniardwy.
The FLAG is located on the Baltic sea coast north of the city of Gdańsk. The area has valuable natural assets, many of them protected. The main economic activities are tourism, fishing and fish processing.
The FLAG area is situated along the border between the two municipalities of Halkidiki (Sithonias and Aristoteles). Its rural and mountainous geographic characteristics determine its economy and productive profile and have driven growth in the primary sector.
Historically linked with the tobacco trade commerce as well as fish processing and retail, Kavala city is a beautiful amphitheatrical city open to Aegean Sea. The most important features of the area is the fisheries sector including small-scale and large-scale fishing.
The FLAG area consists of four municipalities on the western coast of Jutland. They vary strongly in terms of population and economic activity. The region has both small and large scale fisheries activities.