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Bulgarian Black Sea Agreement Byala-Dolni chiflik-Avren

Official name: 
FLAG Bulgarian Black Sea Agreement Byala - Dolni Chiflik – Avren
Country:
Code: 
BG206
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG territory includes 45km of the Black Sea coast in Varna Province, equating to approximately 13% of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline. The leading industries in the area are tourism and agriculture. Fisheries in the region are small-scale and important in the local population – roughly 5% of the economically active population are engaged in fisheries. There are 71 fishing vessels registered in the area, which is also home to one of the few fishing ports in Bulgaria.

Challenges for the FLAG area include poor working conditions for fishermen and the need for the modernisation of equipment and infrastructure. As such, the regions fisheries struggle to be competitive which is a challenge, as is the need for the diversification of fisheries products and adding value.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG’s territory partially includes nine protected areas under the Natura 2000 Network (five under the Natura 2000 Habitats Directive and four under the Birds Directive. Protected areas include the Kamchia, Kirov Dol and Valchi Transit nature reserves, and the Longoza flooded forest. 

Population
31 621
Surface area (km²)
1 004
Population density
31
Total employment in fisheries
59
Fishing: 
54
Aquaculture: 
5
Processing: 
0

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy is focused on the following key themes:

  • Adding value, supporting innovation and the diversification of fisheries activities.
  • Developing tourism in the area.
  • Improving the wellbeing of fishermen and fisheries communities.  
  • Protecting the area’s natural environment.
  • Acquiring knowledge and developing skills – as well as encouraging partnerships and cooperation.
Objective: 
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
27%
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
4
20%
Supporting diversification
4
21%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
23%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
9%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 000 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 700 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    300 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make an annual call for projects with a fixed deadline. Calls will be published on the FLAG website.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Bulgarian Black Sea Agreement Byala - Dolni Chiflik – Avren
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has 27 members: three from the public sector (the municipalities of Byala, Dolni Chiflik and Avren), 12 representatives from the business sector (three fishing companies and nine independent fishermen with licenses for commercial fishing), 12 representatives from the civil sector (four of which are NGO’s (including three fishermen associations).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
27
% of fisheries actors: 
44%
% of public authorities and other: 
12%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
44%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Bulgarian Black Sea Agreement Byala - Dolni Chiflik – Avren
 
29 Andrey Premyanov Str.
9001 Byala
Bulgaria
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Nikolay Gospodinov
Phone:
+359 88 824 2447
FLAG President:
Mr. Anastas Trendafilov
Languages:
  • Bulgarian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
23/01/2019
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