The local development strategy is one of the three founding blocks of territorial development. This page contains a series of factsheets and examples of what a local development strategy for a fisheries area should cover and how to carry out the process of participative strategy development.
The EFF Regulation insists that strategies for fisheries areas should be drawn up through a “bottom up approach” involving a representative cross section of local stakeholders. The objectives of this are twofold, firstly to fully utilize the unique knowledge that local actors have of their area and secondly to engage them in the development process and the FLAG. This factsheet focuses on the process of involving the local community in strategy development.
The purpose of this factsheet is to provide guidance on good practice approaches to the preparation of a Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) strategy. It forms part of a suite of complementary guidance notes and, where relevant, cross references are identified. This factsheet focuses on the structure and content of the strategy
This article offers a set of practical guidelines for evaluating and selecting FLAGs and their strategies for Axis 4 areas. Managing Authorities should find it particularly useful, but actors forming a partnership and preparing a local development strategy will also find useful insights. It highlights the importance of the internal and external logic within a strategy, how it should link to local needs, and tips for evaluating the implementation capacity of the candidate partnership.
Examples of integrated strategies from fisheries areas from around Europe