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Burgas-Kameno FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Burgas - Kameno
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
BG208
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG is situated in the Burgas region and covers part of the Burgas Bay and its adjacent inland zones. The FLAG territory also includes the municipality of Kameno, which is a rural area. In total, there are 27 water basins on the FLAG territory. The fisheries industry is represented by six aquaculture farms and eight processing companies. There are approximately 1100 licenses issues for commercial fishing, which is a traditional activity in the region.

The FLAG's challenges include an ageing population, net out-migration, low incomes in fisheries communities, a lack of infrastructure, out-of-date technologies, a lack of investment, and the need for diversification into other sectors, such as tourism.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are three Natura 2000 sites in the FLAG territory covering a total area of 63.4km2. They are Otmanli, Mandra - Poda, and Chengene Skele Bay

Population
67 187
Surface area (km²)
553
Population density
129
Total employment in fisheries
1 012
Fishing: 
677
Processing: 
335

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG’s local development strategy is focused on promoting and developing the quality of life of the area’s local communities. Key objectives include:

  • Increasing the competitiveness of the aquaculture sector.
  • Promoting innovation in fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Supporting the diversification of fisheries activities.
  • Creating and maintaining jobs.
  • Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage.
  • Strengthening the role of governance of fisheries communities in local development.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
3
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
20%

Financement

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

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will prepare regular calls for projects, which will have a fixed deadline of 90 days. More information can be found on the FLAG website - http://flag-burgas.org.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Burgas - Kameno FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include representatives from the municipalities of Burgas and Kameno, four fisherman’s organisations, several fishermen, two local aquaculture farms, an aquaculture processing company, and several local community activists.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
23
% of fisheries actors: 
48%
% of public authorities and other: 
8%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
39%
% of environmental actors: 
4%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
28%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Carte

Languages:
  • Bulgarian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
09/04/2019
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