FARNET
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FLAG Factsheet

Botosani

Official name: 
Asociația Zona Pescărească Iazurile Moldovei
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
RO217
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is predominantly located in rural areas where activities such as agriculture and fishing are commonplace. The region is situated between Siret and Prut, in the north-east part of Romania. The territory boarders Ukraine in the north and Moldova in the east. At the west and south it has borders with the Suceava and Iași Counties. Other primary sectors such as services and trade are underdeveloped. Tourism is also poorly developed even though the area has rich natural and cultural resource.

Specific challenges for the fisheries sector include low investment in the fisheries sector, agriculture and industry, lack of fish processing units, obsolete equipment and technology, impracticable access ways, and not capitalising on the areas tourism potential.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory has four aquatic-fauna protected areas (Dorohoi - Şaua Bucecei, Acumulările Belceşti, Dorohoi - Şaua Bucecei and Iazul Mare - Stăuceni - Dracșani) covering a total of 25.4km2. There are also five protected sites of community importance with a total area of 138.5km2.

Population
81 538
Surface area (km²)
1 100
Population density
74
Total employment in fisheries
60

FLAG strategy

The overall objective of the FLAG’s local development strategy is the sustainable development of the Botosani and Iași Counties by promoting and supporting the growth of long-term economic competitiveness and attractiveness of the region for investment by capitalising on natural and human resources, creating new employment opportunities and improving the quality of life of residents in the area concerned.

More specifically, the strategy aims to increase the competitiveness and viability of enterprises in the Moldovan Ponds, including by improving the safety and working conditions, respectively preserving the local identity and promoting the tourist potential of the area. The strategy also aims to reduce the decline of the fisheries sector, increase the living standards of local communities, especially those involved in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
4
15%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
10%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 673 750
  • EMFF: 
    1 594 063
  • MS co-financing: 
    79 687
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

FLAG projects will be focused on the following:

  • Adding value to the area’s traditional fisheries products.
  • The creation of new ponds aimed at developing recreational fishing and tourism.
  • The research and development of the area’s renewable resources.
  • The procurement of equipment for unclogging and maintaining the area’s ponds and surrounding areas.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make regular calls for projects which with be published on the FLAG website:

 

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in cooperation both at national and transnational levels in order to train its own staff, acquire new skills, improve and facilitate the exchange of knowledge

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
7000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Asociația Zona Pescărească Iazurile Moldovei (Botoşani FLAG)
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the 13 local communes (12 from Botosani County and one from Iasi County), 16 local businesses (10 of which are from the fisheries sector) and five NGOs (one of which is a fishermen’s association, one a women’s association and one an environmental actor).  

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
34
% of fisheries actors: 
29%
% of public authorities and other: 
38%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
30%
% of environmental actors: 
3%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

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FLAG Contacts

Asociația Zona Pescărească Iazurile Moldovei (Botoşani FLAG)
 
Str. Principala 125
717370 Sulita, Botosani County
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Tabarcea Ovidiu
Phone:
+40 744 217 151
FLAG President:
Mr. Gheorghe Nistor
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
10/09/2019
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