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FLAG Factsheet

Bytow Lake District FLAG

Official name: 
Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania "Pojezierze Bytowskie"
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PL214
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is located in the inland part of the Pomeranian region and includes many lakes and rivers as well as fish farms. The rivers of the area are home to many valuable species of salmonid fish and, as such, offer excellent angling opportunities. The Słupia river basin in the FLAG area is the only natural breeding place of Atlantic salmon in Poland.

The main challenge for the area is to develop fisheries-related businesses based on the endogenous potential of the area while maintaining and protecting the environment.

There is also high unemployment, especially among women over 50 years of age. 

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Nearly 20% of the FLAG area is protected; there are landscape parks (including Slupia Valley) and areas of protected landscape.

Population
90 115
Surface area (km²)
2 411
Population density
37
Total employment in fisheries
179
Aquaculture: 
179

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy will focus primarily on creating and maintaining jobs, with particular regard to the aquaculture sector, and support for social enterprises based on the natural assets of the area. Another important priority will deal with environmental and climate issues, including protection of valuable species of water organisms and restoring lakes suffering from eutrophication, promoting environmental education, as well as mitigating climate change.

The FLAG will also try to strengthen the involvement of the local community and support activities which engage unemployed people around the culture and heritage of the area. An important target group will also be women over 50.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Supporting diversification
4
19%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
25%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
26%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 932 000
  • EMFF: 
    2 492 200
  • MS co-financing: 
    439 800
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

  • Developing tourism activities, including development and modernisation of tourism infrastructure (tourist trails, educational paths, water-related infrastructure, cultural and recreational investments);
  • Supporting businesses to diversify into other sectors;
  • Purchasing of anti-poaching equipment;
  • Events promoting aquaculture tradition.

Calls for proposals

There will be calls for projects in 2017: one call in the first semester and one in the second semester.

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in supporting recreational and cultural events, environmental projects, educational activities for children and young people and general cooperation
  • The FLAG is interested in cooperation on environmental education, renewable energies and joint applications for funds
  • It is hoped to continue the FLAG’s involvement in the Northern Fisheries Trail
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
52800.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Pojezierze Bytowskie
Members of the partnership: 

The public sector includes municipalities, the county administration, cultural centres, schools and the Western Kaszuby museum. The business sector is represented by fish farms, fish incubators, the AQUAMAR company, lake restaurants and many other SMEs. There are also several NGOs such as local development associations, cultural, fisheries and environmental organisations, as well as individuals.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
222
% of fisheries actors: 
11%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
70%
% of environmental actors: 
8%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
26%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Visuals

Map

FLAG Contacts

Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania "Pojezierze Bytowskie"
 
Łupawsko 12
77-116 Czarna Dąbrówka
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Małgorzata Kotłowska
Phone:
+48 59 822 12 50
FLAG President:
Mr. Władysław Pędziwiatr
Languages:
  • Polish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
31/05/2017
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