What are the GAC and who integrate them?

Who constitutes the Coastal Action Groups?

An ACG is a group of nonprofits supramunicipal organizations of cooperation and compromise. It is constituted by several both public and private agents of each area, with special importance of members and the fishing world related.

CAG Labour

The CAG have to lead the actions, encouraging the active involvement of the representative organizations of various sectors. Participation is the key to the success of those actions, therefore they guarantee the success of the decisions adopted, and thus they will be known in detail the specific needs in each area. The actions will also permit local development and organizational capacity strengthening of the fisheries sector, promoting innovation and diversification for maritime professionals looking for continuation and sustainable stability that means, beyond the funds existence.

To summarize, their work will:

Integrate all possible collectives of fishing, social, economic and public sector.

Boost and develop the planned actions for each area, from a zonal view of socio-economic development.

Develop a Strategic Zonal Plan (SZP)

New actions

To encourage the GAC several granted measures are established, including the contribution to the financing of operating costs and the groups functioning (expenses) and collective capacities creation to prepare local development strategies.

The  value added of the new Axis 4 lies in the way they are put into effect the actions that promote, both within and through the fishing communities as the Coastal Action Groups, that means, is based on an integrated local approach in a territorial strategy, therefore, adapted to the outline. A land-sea strategy, where the GAC will be the leading role of the local development ascending strategy.

The association

The association that aspires to obtain recognition of CAG should be constituted by representative organizations of the following sectors.

Fishing sector: it will be integrated by partnerships and fishing collective interest entities , shellfish and aquaculture with legal personality.

    Economic Sector: integrated by businessmen associations, traders and trade unions.

Social Sector: socio-cultural associations, sports, environmental, recreational and educational women's associations will integrate this sector.

Public sector:  composed by local public administrations and public entities associated with or dependent on these.

In addition and as a result of the EFF regulation, the fishing sector will have a clear leading position in the GAC board of directors representing at least 50% of the vote.


GAC is a partnership and cannot exclude the integration of any entity. It is formed of the fishing sector, social, economic and public. The fishing sector is the leader of GAC


View map with the Coastal Action Groups