The FLAG area covers parts of Heraklion and Rethymno. The area has significant port infrastructure, fishing harbours and fishing shelters. The fisheries communities have similar social, economic and development characteristics.
The Gargano F/LAG area is made up of a peninsula in northern Apulia. A part of it was covered by the former GAC Lagune del Gargano. It is located along the Adriatic Sea, in the south and front of the Tremiti Islands and on the so-called “spur” of the Italian boot. It is a coastal environment that presents a rich biodiversity: there are dunes and damp areas where protected species such as the big-scale sand smelt (Atherina boyeri) and eels grow. The hinterland is mostly made up of pasture and holm oak, beech and durmast woodlands.
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 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 East Liguria FLAG area covers all coastal municipalities of the provinces of Genoa and La Spezia, and is characterised by a geographical continuity and economical homogeneity based on micro and small businesses (mostly engaged in the trade and tourism sector).