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FLAG factsheet - Cyprus - FISHERIES AREAS OF LARNACA AND FAMAGUSTA

Offical name: 
FISHERIES AREAS OF LARNACA AND FAMAGUSTA
Country: 
Cyprus
Region: 
Larnaca District and Famagusta District (SE coast of Cyprus)
Area: 
Larnaca District and Famagusta District (SE coast of Cyprus)
Code: 
CY-01
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Description of the area and its main challenges

The area is composed of 3 Municipalities and 5 Community Councils distributed across the Larnaca (West) and Famagusta (East) districts. Hosting 8 of the 13 fisheries shelters of the Island, 49% of Cypriot fishermen live in this area. Valuing the local potential, improving the attractiveness and the Quality of Life and Services are the main challenges of this area.

Population: 72.367 inhabitants                               Employment in fisheries: 344 FTE

Surface area/km²: 255 km²                                 Coastal or inland: Coastal

Population Density/ Inhabitants/ km²: 284       Protected areas : Natura 2000 : Cavo Gkreko, 4 km² (Famagusta       District) and Larnaca Salt Lakes, 18 km² (Larnaca District)

Main focus of FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy will focus on four main priorities: the balanced development of the local economy; improving the attractiveness of the area; enhancing the competitiveness of fisheries products and services; and developing the skills of the area’s inhabitants.

Environmental management (1-5, where 5 is high priority and 1 is low priority) : 3

Improving the competitiveness of the fisheries sector (1 - 5) : 4

Diversification into other activities (1 - 5) : 5                

Social cohesion (1 - 5) : 4

Project examples and ideas

- Fisheries tourism valuing traditional boats and fishing heritage
- Adding value and marketing of fisheries products
- Creation of fish restaurants by fishermen or group of fishermen
- Fisheries heritage museums
- Training of fishermen

Partnership

Lead Partner or Responsible Legal Entity :  Larnaca District Development Agency LTD

Other key actors / organisations in the partnership : Community Councils, Municipalities, Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Larnaca, Association of Cypriot Fishermen, Women association of rural Larnaca.

Links with LEADER : Same partnership, different area – no Municipalities in LEADER but 4 of the Community Councils participate in LEADER too, 60% of the project team is the same.  

% of public actors : 91.7

% of fisheries actors: 1.2

% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors : 7.1

% of environmental actors : -

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership : 5

Number of individuals on main decision-making body : 3 out of 5

Number of contracted staff in FLAG : currently 3 LAG FTEs, 1 FLAG FTE foreseen

Funding

Total public funding 2007-2013 : € 2 000 000

EFF : € 1 000 000

Other public : € 1 000 000

Private : €    871 000 (approximately)

Contacts
FLAG Manager: 
Michalis Zanos
Other contact: 
Spyros Elenodorou - President
Address: 
Agiou Lazarou, 2B, 7040, Voroklini, Larnaca, Cyprus
Email: 
mpapamichael (at) anetel.com
Telephone: 
+357 24 815280
Fax: 
+357 24 636817
Languages spoken: 
Greek, English