FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Brac FLAG

Official name: 
LAGUR Brač
Country:
Code: 
HR212
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area covers the island of Brač and its surrounding waters. Brač is an island in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia. With an area of 396km2, it the largest island in Dalmatia and the third largest in the Adriatic.  The island is separated from the mainland by the Brač Channel, which is up to 13km wide. The island's tallest peak St. Vid, stands at 780m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic. The area has an estimated population of 14 000 living in numerous settlements, ranging from the main town Supetar, with more than 3 300 inhabitants, to Murvica, which has less than 30 permanent residents.

The economy in Brač is based predominantly on tourism, but fishing and agriculture (mainly grapes and olives) are also important. In the area, there are 218 registered fishing boats but the currently infrastructure is insufficient for future development of the island’s fisheries. Challenges for the region include the low competitiveness of the local fishing fleet, insufficient marketing and a lack of linkages with other sectors (gastronomy and pesca-tourism). Other challenges include maintaining and improving the sustainability of the area and the quality of life of local communities.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

More than 16% of the FLAG’s sea territory is a Natura 2000 protected area.

Population
13 956
Surface area (km²)
396
Population density
35
Total employment in fisheries
182
Fishing: 
178
Aquaculture: 
2
Transformation: 
2

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy focuses on the following key objectives:

  • Strengthening the competitiveness of the island’s fisheries sector, especially through improving the marketing and differentiation of local products, but also through processing the catches of small-scale fisheries with a view to creating and maintaining inclusive employment and improving working conditions.
  • Promoting the island’s fisheries heritage and the image of the regions small-scale coastal fisheries in parallel with strengthening the sector.
  • Other specific priorities include enhancing local gastronomy and supporting pesca-tourism.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
35%
Supporting diversification
1
11%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
23%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
18%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
13%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 066 667
  • EMFF: 
    1 756 667
  • MS co-financing: 
    310 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project ideas for the Brač FLAG will be centred around the following areas:

  • Environmental protection and awareness raising.
  • Developing and diversifying the activities for fishermen.
  • Investing in gastronomy and developing tourism.

Calls for proposals

There will be periodic calls for projects. More information is available on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

As the FLAG was only established in the 2014-2020 programming period, it has limited experience in cooperation. The FLAG is, however, interested in transnational cooperation projects related to the development of new markets for fisheries products, alternative tourism and the exploitation of its Natura areas and cultural resources. It is also interested in raising public awareness on issues related to environmental protection.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Brač FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the eight local municipalities (Supetar, Milna, Postira, Sutivan, Pučišća, Selca, Bol, Nerežišća), several fishing businesses and fishermen’s producer organisations.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
44%
% of public authorities and other: 
23%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
33%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
9
% of public actors: 
22%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Brač FLAG
 
Lokalna akcijska grupa u ribarstvu Brač
Žedno Drage 37
21400 Supetar
Croatia
FLAG President:
Mr. Ivan Cvitanić
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Vanja Purić
Phone:
+385 21 677 393
Languages:
  • Croate (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
Publication date: 
14/06/2018
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