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FLAG Factsheet

Côte d’Emeraude – Rance – Baie du Mont Saint-Michel FLAG

Official name: 
Pays de Saint-Malo et de Dinan: Côte d’Emeraude – Rance - Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
FR205
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Côte d’Emeraude – Rance – Baie du Mont Saint-Michel area surrounds the Rance river estuary. It is characterised by very contrasted landscapes: rocky shores, small rias stretching inland, marshes and polders. The territory relies on tourism, agriculture and maritime activities.

The fisheries and aquaculture sector are a key component of the activity and identity of the FLAG area, which comprises several education institutions (fisheries, merchant navy), four aquaculture production sites (in particular oysters), several seaweed production sites and five harbours. Saint-Malo, the largest harbour, hosts an industrial fishing fleet and is a key employer of the area. A smaller commercial harbour deals with freight and passenger activity, and hosts a well-integrated artisanal fleet as well as a local auction. Local fisheries mostly target spider crab, sea snails, scallops, shrimps and cod.

The FLAG area faces three main challenges:

  • Maintaining water quality
  • The sustainability of fisheries activities
  • The competitiveness of local businesses.
Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Nine Natura 2000 sites; five Biotope protection zones; one Regional Natural Park project on the Rance river; one Regional Natural Reserve; and one RAMSAR site.

Population
230 819
Surface area (km²)
1 611
Population density
143
Total employment in fisheries
1 242
Fishing: 
400
Aquaculture: 
586
Processing: 
256

FLAG strategy

Water quality and environmental preservation are the two priority issues identified by the fisheries sector. Other objectives include:

  • Supporting access to the facilities and equipment necessary for viable fisheries businesses
  • Improving the visibility and image of the sector
  • Adapting activities to the capacity of the environment
  • Developing more participative and collaborative research in fisheries and aquaculture.

These objectives are addressed by the FLAG strategy through the following action priorities:

  • Designing governance tools and strengthen networking
  • Experimenting and innovating to diversify the income sources of professionals
  • Developing and disseminating knowledge and monitoring tools for fisheries and aquaculture activities
  • Ensuring a healthy and well-preserved production environment
  • Supporting investments to improve working conditions
  • Improving local seafood products and increasing the value added of products marketed in the territory
  • Promoting careers and training, targeting young people and the unemployed
  • Cooperation
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
Supporting diversification
3
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
1
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 280 804
  • EMFF: 
    1 140 402
  • MS co-financing: 
    1 140 402
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional and local

  • Multi-funding: 

    Yes. LEADER CLLD will be used for projects linking land and sea. An ERDF funded ITI will support off-shore renewable energy projects.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    Other(s)

Project examples

  • Communication and information projects for fishermen and aquaculture professionals (legislation, training, working conditions, etc.)
  • Circular economy in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Reintegration projects for former fishermen
  • Setting up environmental observatories of fisheries and aquaculture activities
  • Studies on the effects of other uses of the coastal zone on fisheries and shellfishing activities
  • Accessing collective facilities/equipment to improve product quality
  • Seafood product marketing via short circuits / direct sales
  • Development of awareness-raising tools and communication campaigns for fisheries and aquaculture careers

Calls for proposals

Projects can be presented all year round and a selection process is organised once a critical mass of project proposals is reached.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in cooperation related to all the above-mentioned themes, with a preference for an Atlantic focus.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Région Bretagne
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG partnership includes the groupings of municipalities of Saint-Malo and Dinan, as well as the local and regional fishing and shell farming organisations, local development agencies, vocational and technical schools, training organisations, chambers of commerce, chamber of agriculture, tourism organisations, research organisations, environment protection stakeholders.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
46
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
20%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
24
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuals

Map

FLAG Contacts

Côte d’Emeraude - Rance - Baie du Mont Saint-Michel FLAG
 
23, avenue Anita Conti
35400 Saint-Malo
France
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Sonia De Neymet Viveros
Phone:
+33 2 99 21 17 22
FLAG President:
Mr. Claude Renoult
Languages:
  • French (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • German (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
24/05/2017
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