FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

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  • Itria Valley multifund LAG

    25/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Itria Valley F/LAG occupies an area between the three main cities of the Apulia Region: Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. It is also called the Trulli’s Valley due to the presence of the traditional Apulian stone buildings. The shore is mostly rocky with small sandy bays, and it is characterised by Mediterranean scrub (“la macchia mediterranea”).
  • Ponte Lama multifund LAG

    25/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The F/LAG’s area covers about 20 Km of Apulian coastline along the Adriatic Sea to the north of Bari, including three municipalities Trani, Bisceglie and Molfetta (the last two were part of the Terre di Mare FLAG) . The coast is mainly rocky and calcareous, with some long sandy and pebble shores. The economy of the more densely populated part of the area is based on agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing industry and services. This area is a national holiday resort and is also known for its prestigious Norman castles.
  • Gargano multifund LAG

    25/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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.
  • Stretto FLAG

    22/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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.
  • Castellamare and Carini gulfs FLAG

    22/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Tourism is one of the main economic activities in the area including spa and beach tourism, underwater archaeology and fisheries-related tourism (itti-tourism and pesca-tourism). The fishing fleet consists of 306 small-scale fishing boats, of which many are below 12m in length.
  • Savonese FLAG

    22/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area is characterised by a strong coastal urbanisation receiving 50% of the tourists that visit the Ligurian coast. Agriculture and industry are also well developed.
  • Ports of Velia FLAG

    22/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    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.
  • Flegrea FLAG

    22/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Geologically, the FLAG area falls in Campi Flegrei caldera, a volcanic area northwest of Naples, where both active and extinct craters exist. This area is also part of a regional park. Fish farms are present along the coast line.
  • Ischia and Procida Islands FLAG

    22/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area which consists of the Ischia, Procida and Vivara isles covers an area of approximately 75km2. The surrounding seabeds are characterised by vast posidonia meadows, a seaweed endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, which is home to many species of fishes. As a result, fishing has always been a very important activity in the area.
  • Molise Coast FLAG

    22/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG territory covers an area of 261 Km2, and has a coastline of about 36 km, from the mouth of the Canale Formale del Molino (just north of the Trigno River) at the border with Abruzzo, to the mouth of the Torrente Saccione, at the border with Puglia.