FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Barycz Valley Partnership FLAG

Official name: 
Stowarzyszenie “Partnerstwo dla Doliny Baryczy”
Country:
Code: 
PL236
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The valley of the Barycz river is situated in south-western Poland at the border of Lower Silesia and Wielkopolska. It has an 800 year-long tradition in carp production in ponds. There is a very big fish farm owned by the Lower Silesia region (7000 ha) as well as many family-owned fish farms. 90% of their production is carp. The greatest challenge is combining fish farming with nature conservation.

The natural ponds, with over 270 species of birds, are part of the picturesque landscape which attracts many tourists for horse-riding, canoeing and cycling.

Another challenge, which the LAG/FLAG has been addressing for the last 10 years, is promoting the local fish and extending the season when it is consumed, through intensive promotion activities, cooperation with fish bars and restaurants, as well as numerous culinary, cultural and educational activities involving around 100 000 people each year.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Most of the FLAG is covered by two Special Areas of Conservation under Natura 2000 and also by the Barycz Valley Landscape Park, the largest landscape park in Poland (87 000 ha). The Barycz Valley fish ponds (7000 ha) are listed in the World Network of Living Lakes. The Milicz Ponds Reserve is included in the Ramsar Convention on wetlands.

Population
98 097
Surface area (km²)
1 662
Population density
59
Total employment in fisheries
271
Aquaculture: 
271

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy continues its activities started in the previous period, aiming to ensure sustainable development based on tourism and local products (in particular, local fish). Support will be provided to fish farms to help them carry out their activities in protected areas and to prevent poaching. Direct sales and short supply chains as well as cooperation with the gastronomy sector will be supported, as well as promotion of the area, tourism, and recreational activities.

Objective: 
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
37%
Supporting diversification
3
24%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
15%
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
2
8%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 700 000
  • EMFF: 
    2 295 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    405 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    Other(s)

Project examples

  • Business development in the Barycz Valley, including direct sales, distribution channels and processing infrastructure
  • Promoting the potential of the Barycz Valley, including tourist trails and involvement of public bodies such as culture centres and libraries

Calls for proposals

The calls for business projects in the fisheries sector are planned for the first half of 2017 and 2018; call for projects enhancing tourism attractiveness – first half of 2017; cooperation projects – after 2018. All calls will be available on the FLAG website: www.nasza.barycz.pl

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in promoting local products and developing the local brand (www.dbpoleca.barycz.pl), regional and environmental education to maintain regional identity (www.edukacja.barycz.pl), promotion of the area and managing tourist products such as horse trails, canoeing trails, cycling trails and culture-based trails (www.kolorowyszlakkarpia.pl), and animation activities based on local products (www.dnikarpia.barycz.pl).
  • The FLAG is interested in cooperation around local brands linked to diversifying fisheries activities; regional and environmental education, including renewable energies and innovation; exchange of experience on animation and the tourism potential of the area.
  • Specific cooperation projects envisaged:
    • maintaining fisheries potential by educating fishermen about natural assets, climate change, fish welfare, good practices of sales and marketing;
    • exchange of good practices in water management;
    • studies on the potential of the fisheries sector;
    • exchange of good practices and systematic support for education about environmentally valuable areas.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
54000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The public sector is represented by municipalities and county administration. The social sector includes numerous NGOs (such as local associations) and individuals. The business sector includes SMEs, individual entrepreneurs and fish farmers, as well as businesses providing services for the fish farms.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
114
% of fisheries actors: 
25%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
39%
% of environmental actors: 
5%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Partnerstwo Dla Doliny Baryczy
 
pl. Ks. E. Waresiaka 7 (III piętro)
56-300 Milicz
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Inga Demianiuk-Ozga
Phone:
+48 71 38 30 432
Publication date: 
24/08/2017
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