FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

Cornouaille FLAG

Official name: 
GALPA Cornouaille
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
FR210
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

Cornouaille, on the western part of Brittany, has a 330km coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.  The FLAG area counts 130 000 jobs and its key industries include food processing, tourism and commercial fisheries. 20% of the fish landed in French ports is landed in Cornouaille. The fishing industry (from shipbuilding to fish and shellfish trade) is of key importance to the area, with a great diversity of fisheries-related occupations and of species landed.

As a key component of the local economy, maintaining the local fisheries activities is an important challenge, be it through ensuring young people enter the sector or that existing boats and business are transferred upon retirement of older fishermen and shellfish farmers, Other important challenges include the social acceptability of these activities – especially aquaculture – and the creation of value-added along the fisheries value chain within the territory.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Offshore: Parc Naturel Marin d’Iroise

Natura 2000: Roches de Penmarc’h, Iles de Glénan,  Pointe de Trévignon

Population
350 000
Surface area (km²)
2 484
Population density
140
Total employment in fisheries
4 900
Fishing: 
2 000
Aquaculture: 
200
Processing: 
2 700

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy aims to :

  • Create a supportive environment for fishery activities, both at sea and on land
  • Increase the added value of marine products through diversification and innovation.
  • Promote training courses and know-how in Cornouaille

To achieve these goals, the FLAG will support projects promoters and develop networking between local elected representatives, fisheries organizations, scientific bodies and other stakeholders through regular meetings and dissemination events.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
3
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 400 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 200 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    1 200 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Region – department – inter-communal authorities

Project examples

  • Marketing workshops for seafood processing businesses
  • Fisheries career forum
  • Diversifying aquaculture into a social inclusion company
  • Single access point to make business transfer easier
  • Stakeholder training to support the development of short supply chains in contract catering

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in national and transnational cooperation for all aspects of its strategy, preferably with Atlantic and western/northern FLAGs, and especially with areas with similar types of fisheries

Examples of specific cooperation projects envisaged: red lobster management, short supply chain development

The Cornouaille FLAG is in contact with other French FLAGs (mainly in the Bay of Biscay) and considers the FARNET meetings as a good opportunity to liaise with French and European FLAGs and identify potential cooperation channels (especially with Portugal, Spain – Galicia -, Ireland, etc).

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Quimper Cornouaille Développement
Members of the partnership: 

Inter-municpal bodies, fishing and aquaculture organisations, one marine protected area, scientific organisations, innovation agency, chamber of commerce and industry, food industry cluster, maritime training.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
100
% of fisheries actors: 
37%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
16%
% of environmental actors: 
10%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
35
% of public actors: 
37%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,30

Visuals

Map

FLAG Contacts

Quimper Cornouaille Développement
 
10 bis route de l'innovation
29000 Quimper
France
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Carole Escaravage
Phone:
0298103407
FLAG President:
Mr. Raynald Tanter
Languages:
  • French (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
03/03/2017
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