FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Fruit Trail FLAG

Official name: 
Lokalna Grupa Działania “Owocowy Szlak”
Country:
Code: 
PL228
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area is situated in the western part of the Lublin region. It has very varied terrain, suitable for active tourism, and many protected areas. There are over 900 fish ponds. Fish production is carried out mainly by small family farms of two types: extensive carp production in ponds (with complementary fish species), and intensive production of trout and sturgeon. There is good potential for food processing, based on agricultural and fisheries products.

The fisheries sector faces many challenges, including a lack of market outlets, complex legal requirements for direct sales of fish, risks related to climate change, and natural disasters (droughts and floods) and damages caused by poachers and predator animals such as beavers. Other challenges are linked with the high average age of fish producers and their employees, and the low level of skills which restrict the possibilities for modernising production methods and infrastructure.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

43.5% of the FLAG area is protected in one way or another including protected landscapes, landscape parks, nature reserves, and Natura 2000 areas.

Population
61 830
Surface area (km²)
810
Population density
76
Total employment in fisheries
75
Aquaculture: 
75
Transformation: 
1

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG aims to support business development and create conditions for strengthening the fisheries sector, promote fish sales, and add value to local fish products, as well as encourage investment in improving water management.

It will also support complementary activities outside fisheries, especially for small fish farms with low incomes. Awareness raising focused on fisheries as an important economic sector and fish as a valuable product is also envisaged.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
25%
Supporting diversification
5
44%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
16%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
14%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
1%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 025 000
  • EMFF: 
    721 250
  • MS co-financing: 
    303 750
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    The FLAG is also using EAFRD funding (LEADER). This funding will be used to support business development in rural areas (including e.g. processing incubators, short supply chains and tourism services), strengthening social capital, maintaining local heritage, and promoting the area, including local products and services.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    Other(s)

Exemples de projet

  • Investing in fish production, including development of new or improvement of existing facilities, equipment, and innovative technologies
  • Supporting fish processing and marketing
  • Diversifying of business activities
  • Developing tourism and recreation activities around rivers, lakes and ponds

Calls for proposals

There will be calls for projects, two in 2017, two in 2018, one in 2019. Information is available on the FLAG website.

Expertise et coopération

  • The FLAG has experience in animation and integration of rural communities, involving people of different ages and backgrounds. It is also very experienced in organising open-air events for the promotion of the area and maintaining its cultural heritage.
  • The FLAG is interested in implementing a regional cooperation project on capacity building and strengthening links with the fisheries sector. It hopes to implement a joint project with other Polish FLAGs from the Lublin and Opole regions.
  • An envisaged project aims to build the capacity of people from the fisheries sector. It will also involve the promotion of fisheries products from the FLAG area.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
25000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
LGD "Owocowy Szlak"
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG partners include seven municipalities and eight other public bodies, 62 local businesses, of which 12 are fish producers, and 93 representatives of the social sector including local associations, other NGOs and individuals.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
170
% of fisheries actors: 
8%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
84%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
7%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Visuels

Carte

Contacts du GALPA

LGD "Owocowy Szlak"
 
ul. Lubelska 4
24-300 Opole Lubelskie
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Agata Domżał
Phone:
+48 81 827 72 31
FLAG President:
Mr. Dariusz Wróbel
Languages:
  • Polonais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Allemand (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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