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Can the projects be pre-selected and presented as part of the local strategy in the FLAG application?

In general, no. The individual operations or actions financed by Axis 4 should be selected by the FLAG on the basis of open and transparent selection procedures and criteria. The inhabitants of local fisheries areas should have a fair opportunity to apply once the strategy has been approved. In the planning phase of the strategy, it is normal for examples and types of projects to be discussed but no individual projects should be pre-selected before the FLAG has been approved.

One exception to this general rule is where the FLAG proposes certain strategic collective projects within the overall strategy in pursuit of the objectives; these are in effect approved along with the strategy itself.