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FLAG Factsheet

Chios FLAG

Official name: 
ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΤΟΠΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗΣ ΧΙΟΥ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΑΝΩΝΥΜΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΟΤΑ «ΕΤΑΧ ΑΑΕ ΟΤΑ»
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
GR225
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The island of Chios belongs of the region of Northern Aegean. It is found in the eastern Aegean near the Turkish coast, and as such, has recently come under considerable pressure due to the migrant crisis. Even before this crisis, the island was considered to be an outermost region with many of the economic difficulties that come with this status.

The fisheries sector here is mostly on a small and medium scale. A small quantity of local fisheries products is consumed by the local market and the rest is sent to Athens. Expanding markets for this catch will be a challenge in coming year. The aquaculture production units found here are believed to have considerable export potential.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are three Natura areas which cover a total of 63.26% of the EMMF area.

Population
45 951
Surface area (km²)
907
Population density
100
Total employment in fisheries
297
Fishing: 
89
Aquaculture: 
170
Processing: 
38

Stratégie du GALPA

The priorities of the FLAG strategy include environmental protection, job creation and the enhancement of other economic opportunities for the area.

Objective: 
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
26%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
26%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
26%
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
3
20%
Supporting diversification
2
12%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 900 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 425 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    475 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    The approved multi-funded programme is €6 950 000 (€1 900 000 from the EMFF and €5 050 000 from the EAFRD).

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Exemples de projet

  • Support aimed at boosting marine tourism
  • Processing of fisheries and aquaculture products

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG has no experience in thematic expertise and cooperation.

One of the inter-territorial cooperation projects the FLAG is interested in is “Marine Environment – Parakites, threats and fisheries”.

This project aims to list the threats faced by the Greek coast with regard fisheries and coastal areas. In particular, it is hoped to monitor human activity and its impact on the marine environment. There will also be a focus on the entry of tropical species into the Mediterranean Sea and the creation of an observatory to address the dangers and the threats.

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

Key FLAG members include the regional association of municipalities of the northern Aegean, the Mastic cooperative of Chios, the University of Aegean and various agricultural cooperatives.
Although no fisheries actors are formal members of the association, a local fisheries organisation sits on the project selection board of the FLAG.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
5
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
27%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Chios Development Company SA
 
Ladis 1,
82100 Chios
Greece
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Yiannis Karras
Phone:
+30 227 104 3510
Languages:
  • Greek (Mother tongue)
  • English (Basic)
Publication date: 
22/08/2017
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