FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Baltic Sea - Bad Doberan FLAG

Official name: 
LAG Ostsee-DBR
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE225
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area is a coastal region situated near the city of Rostock in the north German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and has a 62km coastline. In the west, the Wustrow peninsula rises into the Baltic Sea and surrounds the Salzhaff with the mainland. The Warnow river flows through the region and into the Baltic Sea at Rostock.

The area is characterised by low population density, with rural settlement structures throughout the region. The fishing industry is predominantly characterised by small-scale inland fisheries and recently the area has seen a rise in water tourism which has led to the development of several water sports facilities.

A key challenge for the FLAG area is its declining population due to an outward net-migration. Other challenges include environmental concerns connected to a rise in tourism. The sustainable development and diversification of fisheries activities into the tourism sector are a key priority for the FLAG, however, they recognise the need to do this harmoniously with conservation efforts.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG has numerous protected areas, some of which are national parks. In total the FLAG area has 18 Natura 2000 sites, five European bird protection areas and 17 landscape protection sites.

Population
115 790
Surface area (km²)
1 362
Population density
85
Total employment in fisheries
27
Fishing: 
23
Aquaculture: 
4

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy, in general, seeks to improve the quality of life of fishers in the area by developing and expanding economic opportunity and supporting diversification of fisheries activities. Horizontally, the strategy also seeks to protect the area’s natural environment. More specific objectives include:

  • Supporting the diversification fishermen’s employment activities.
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of the area’s fisheries and tourism sectors.
  • Safeguarding the survival of rural communities and their way of life. Promoting social inclusion and the protection of cultural heritage.
  • Stimulating networking, social involvement and coexistence.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
Supporting diversification
5
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
803 921
  • EMFF: 
    683 333
  • MS co-financing: 
    120 588
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Potential project examples and ideas include:

  • A research project focused on the biology of aquatic plants in the area’s ponds.
  • The construction of an art installation along the area’s coast.
  • The development of recreational holiday sites for pesca-tourists.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG issues no specific calls for projects and therefore has no deadlines. Projects can be submitted on an ad-hoc basis.  

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in the diversification of fisheries activities and employment skills of fishermen. The FLAG is willing to share this experience and would like to cooperate with neighbouring CLLD groups.

Partnership

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
16
% of fisheries actors: 
19%
% of public authorities and other: 
25%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
50%
% of environmental actors: 
6%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
16
% of public actors: 
25%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

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Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Ostsee-DBR
 
Aussenstelle Bad Doberan, August-Bebel Straße 3
18209 Bad Doberan
Germany
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Olaf Pommeranz
Phone:
+49 3843 75561300
FLAG President:
Mr. Uwe Neumann
Phone:
+49 38205 78118
Languages:
  • Allemand (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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