The Bohuslän region is strongly linked to the oceans and fisheries which have for more than 500 years been a source of sustenance and livelihood for local inhabitants. At the same time, seasonal dwellers, tourists and other visitors enjoy the fantastic landscape where fishing and environmental concerns are paramount.
The main challenges are connected to continuing a sustainable locally based fishery with a small number of fishermen on larger vessels. Added value from these fisheries, expanding local employment, aquaculture development and tourism possibilities will all contribute to maintaining a sustainable and active Bohuslän in the future.
Marine national park of Koster; Nature reserve Väderöarna, Nature reserve Gullmarsfjorden; More than 10 % of the area is protected (National park- N2000)
The FLAG strategy aims to strengthen maritime businesses in the coastal area. It opens up opportunities for new sustainable cooperative measures between public and private actors in fishery management. Development of new markets and diversification of fishery companies will be supported. The strategy also opens up for knowledge transfer within and into the fisheries businesses.
Project ideas include:
Projects can be presented and selected on an ongoing basis through submissions to the LAG steering committee. The funding decisions are taken 4-5 times yearly.
The members of the FLAG are the four municipalities and representatives of the industries, NGO’s and other interested individuals.