FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

Drawa and Walcz Leader Partnership FLAG

Official name: 
Partnerstwo Drawy z Liderem Wałeckim
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PL206
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The area has a long tradition and experience in fisheries, but the potential of lake fishing and pond farming is underutilised. The unique natural assets can be used to valorise new local products, such as smoked vendace from Drawa Lake District, which is available from many small producers. Waters of the rivers and lakes in the FLAG area are very clean and are highly appropriate for fish production; they abound in vendace (25% of all the resource of this species in Poland) and whitefish. Pond fishing focuses mainly on carp, tench, roach and bream, predatory fish such as pike, pikeperch and perch, and salmonid fish such as salmon and rainbow trout.

There is a general trend of producers moving away from lake fishing to the more intensive activities of pond aquaculture and farming. Aquaculture, which is a more environmentally-friendly process, is becoming a stable element of the area’s cultural landscape. One of the key challenges for the FLAG is the lack of interest of young people in the profession. Incomes from tourism are highly seasonal.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Protected areas include the Drawno National Park, the Drawa Landscape Park, two areas of protected landscape and many Natura 2000 areas.

Population
92 005
Surface area (km²)
3 286
Population density
28
Total employment in fisheries
50
Aquaculture: 
50

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy focuses on the following priorities:

  • Setting up new business activity by inhabitants, including unemployed persons.
  • Developing business activities of existing SMEs using local resources.
  • Developing tourist infrastructure in a way that would help address the seasonality issue.
  • Improving the use of IT and encouraging young people to set up innovative activities along the fisheries and aquaculture value chain, developing skills and new forms of income for people employed in the fisheries sector.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
4
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
5%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
5%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
919 784
  • EMFF: 
    781 816
  • MS co-financing: 
    137 968
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    The local strategy is also funded from EAFRD (which plays the role of Lead Fund). It will finance the increasing competitiveness of the area and job creation, using IT to promote cultural, natural and touristic assets of rural areas. Using local resources, it will also improve the quality of life of the local population.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

Projects and ideas in the FLAG area include:

  • Cooperation project ‘The Wealth of Lakes.’
  • Projects to develop the supply chain of local fish products.
  • Anti-poaching activities.

Calls for proposals

There will be periodic calls, information available on the FLAG website: http://www.partnerstwodrawy.pl/strefa-beneficjenta/harmonogram-naborow.html

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in: operating in a multi-cultural environment, promoting local products, linking different sources of funding including a small-grant scheme.
  • The FLAG is planning a cooperation project with two other inland LAGs (Lake District Leader and Rural Development Initiative).
  • Details of any specific cooperation projects envisaged: the project will focus on the joint promotion of lake areas: presentation of good practices, supporting the environment and using it as a driver in inland fisheries areas, promotion of fish consumption.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
18000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania 'Partnerstwo Drawy z Liderem Wałeckim'
Members of the partnership: 

Eleven municipalities and two county administrations, local labour office, schools and cultural centres represent the public sector; numerous businesses, including several fish farms, local tourism organisations, associations and 64 individuals.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
160
% of fisheries actors: 
10%
% of public authorities and other: 
35%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
50%
% of environmental actors: 
5%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
30%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Visuals

Map

FLAG Contacts

Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania 'Partnerstwo Drawy z Liderem Wałeckim'
 
Stary Rynek 6
78-520 Złocieniec
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Anna Korycka-Kozioł
Phone:
+48 94 372 03 25
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Anna Korycka-Kozioł
Phone:
+48 94 372 03 25
FLAG President:
Mr. Krzysztof Zacharzewski
Languages:
  • Polish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • Italian (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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