There was a great turnout on Monday in Chioggia for the final conference of the Blue Coast Agreements 2030 project, an important opportunity for meeting and discussing the Italian Blue Economy.


During the final conference of Blue Coast Agreements 2030, the results of the project were presented, culminating a year of educational, communicative, laboratory, and teaching activities.

All guests who attended – from institutional and technical representatives of the Veneto Region to MASAF, from partner FLAG representatives to those of industry associations – recognized and underlined the importance and innovative scope of the project, which has concretely addressed the issues related not only to the protection of marine ecosystems but also to economic diversification, job creation, and territorial responsibility of coastal areas.

The President of the Senate Fishing Commission, Luca De Carlo, and the Regional Fisheries Assessor of Veneto, Cristiano Corazzari, also intervened to emphasize the need to enhance the potential of this sector.

Cristiano Corazzari stated:

Today, much is said about environmental sustainability, which should never be separated from economic, social, and occupational sustainability for the fishing industry. In this project, the FLAGs have come together to tackle these issues, which are those of the future. And certainly, a great team effort has been made.

Luca De Carlo, for his part, underlined:

It is important that we are proactive regarding what will be the new geography of fishing, not only in terms of the tonnage of catch but also in terms of a real new fishing culture. I believe that projects like BLUE COAST AGREEMENTS 2030 serve to program the fishing of the future.

At the end of the conference, the intervention from Strasbourg by Rosanna Conte, Member of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Commission, put the seal of a further, important institutional recognition on a project which demonstrated, even in its final act, a great seminal capacity, triggering processes of participation and action whose fruits we will certainly see in the years to come.

The Interterritorial Cooperation Project “BLUE COAST AGREEMENTS 2030” falls within the scope of the FLAG’s activities provided for by Measure 4.64 of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014/20.

FLAG Promoter: FLAG GAC Chioggia and Delta del Po.

FLAG Partners: FLAG Veneziano – VeGAL; FLAG GAC FVG – ARIES; FLAG Costa dell’Emilia Romagna – DELTA 2000; FLAG Marche Centro; FLAG Costa Blu; FLAG Alto Tirreno; FLAG Costa degli Etruschi; FLAG Costa d’Argento; FLAG Pescando.

Regions involved: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Abruzzo, Tuscany, and Sardinia.


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