FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Bremerhaven FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Bremerhaven
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE223
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area “Fischereihafen Bremerhaven“refers to the fishery port of Bremen/Bremerhaven. After 100 years of prosperity, the crisis in deep-sea fishing in the 1970´s and 80´s had a significant impact on Europe´s leading destination for landing and processing of fish.

The main challenges were, and still are, creating new jobs by diversification. The initiated process of diversification is to be continued through an innovation-oriented development and growth strategy.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Population
247
Surface area (km²)
4
Population density
39
Total employment in fisheries
4 000

Stratégie du GALPA

The four main objectives of the FLAG strategy are:

  • Promoting the local tradition of the fishery industry as well as recent fishery development by increasing the attractiveness of the area for tourists and the fishery sector
  • Strengthening the image of fish and enhancing the dissemination of information about fish in general and about the local fishery port especially
  • Preservation and valorisation of the socio-cultural maritime and architectural heritage
  • Creating and strengthening networks and cooperation between the local research and development sector and the local fishery industry.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
5
40%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
30%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
10%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
8 947 000
  • EMFF: 
    6 710 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    2 237 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Exemples de projet

  • Hosting regular events for small to medium-sized local fisheries companies (networking, supporting the companies with up-to-date information about distribution and the food sector)
  • Hosting regular congresses for the fishery industry (territorial marketing for the fishery sector, networking) and for small to medium-sized local fisheries companies (networking, supporting the companies)
  • Further promotion of the diversification in the tourism sector by increasing the attractiveness of the area
  • Celebrating the 25th birthday of the “Schaufenster Fischereihafen” area as a successful example of combining the fishery and tourism industry into a well-known regional maritime tourism area

Calls for proposals

Specific deadlines for projects do not exist but the FLAG selects projects on an ongoing basis. The FLAG meets four to six times a year. Details and dates can be found here: https://www.fbg-bremerhaven.de/unternehmen/de/eu-foerderung-emff/antragsverfahren/

Expertise et coopération

  • The FLAG has experience in diversification through the development of a maritime touristic area within an old and declining fishing industry area
  • The FLAG is interested in restoring the local maritime cultural heritage of (former) fishing industry areas
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
30000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
FBG Bremerhaven
Members of the partnership: 

BIS Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH (company for economic development for Bremerhaven), Senator für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Häfen (municipality), Werbegemeinschaft "Schaufenster Fischereihafen" GbR (organisation of local companies of the fishing industry and tourism sector), HK Bremen – IHK für Bremerhaven (chamber of commerce and industry), Deutscher Hochseefischerei-Verband e. V. (organisation for deep-sea fishery), Naturfreunde Deutschland (environmental NGO), Thünen-Institut für Seefischerei (Institute of Sea Fisheries), a representative of small and medium-sized local businesses, a representative of the local initiative for the development of an adjacent district (because the FLAG area itself has a small population).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
11
% of fisheries actors: 
30%
% of public authorities and other: 
40%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
20%
% of environmental actors: 
10%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
14
% of public actors: 
14%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,50

Carte

Contacts du GALPA

Fischereihafen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
 
Lengstraße 1
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany
FLAG President:
Ms. Petra Neykov
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Jennifer Heeling
Phone:
+49 471 973214
Languages:
  • Allemand (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
  • Espagnol (Basic)
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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