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Galeb FLAG

Official name: 
LAGUR Galeb
Country:
Code: 
HR211
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The Galeb FLAG consists of six municipalities in the north-western part of Šibenik-Knin county which is situated in the central part of Croatia. The area’s landscape is characterised by limestone cliffs, numerous bays, and roughly 200 small islands.

The region has 135 professional fishermen who own trawlers, purse seiners and other small-scale fishing vessels. 97% of the area’s fishing fleet are less than 18m in length and 86% of the total catch is small pelagic fish for the Croatian market. Two major fishing ports are in Tribunj and Murter but there are also eight smaller ports across the region. Because the FLAG area has two national parks, one nature park and a preserved natural environment, it is a very attractive destination for tourists. As such, coastal and maritime tourism, retail, and service industries are growing in the region.

Specific challenges for the area include an under-developed fish market, poor linkages between fisheries and tourism, the lack of a fishermen’s organisations, an outdated and ageing fishing fleet, and increased competition from larger vessels.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory includes the Krka and Kornati national parks, the Vransko Lake nature reserve, and two protected significant landscapes, the Žut-Sit archipelago and the Krka river. 

Population
21 304
Surface area (km²)
522
Population density
41

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to strengthen the area’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors and adding value to its fisheries and aquaculture products. Centuries of fisheries activities on the area’s islands have created a rich fishing and maritime heritage. The FLAG strategy aims to promote and valorise this heritage for the benefit of tourism and further developments in the fisheries sector. 

The strategy also includes maintaining environmental standards and plans to implement measures protecting the sea and coastal areas and to raise awareness in the local population of the need to preserve and protect the marine environment. 

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
34%
Supporting diversification
1
5%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
9%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
29%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
25%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 160 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 840 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    320 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Exemples de projet

FLAG project ideas include:

  • Projects related to increasing the visibility of catering facilities with local fisheries products.
  • Fishermen Recommend’ – In order to bring this information to a higher level and transfer it to domestic and foreign tourists, the FLAG has designed the ‘Fishermen Recommend’ project which will contribute to the increased visibility of these catering facilities and their better positioning on the market.

Calls for proposals

There will be specific calls for projects and deadlines which will be published on the FLAG website

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG has expertise in cooperation projects between fishermen and the gastronomy sector which it is willing to share with other CLLD groups. The FLAG is interested in transnational cooperation related to gastronomy, pesca-tourism, fisheries processing, and shipbuilding.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
330000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Galeb FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the local municipalities (Skradin, Vodice, Tribunj, Tisno, Murter-Kornati and Pirovac), the local LAG More 249, fishermen cooperatives Ribarska zadruga adria and Agro ribarska zadruga branitelja, public utility company Mjesno poduzeće Tribunj, several private fishers, fisheries enterprises and several NGOs.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
23
% of fisheries actors: 
56%
% of public authorities and other: 
30%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
4%
% of environmental actors: 
9%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
9
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Galeb FLAG
 
Lokalna akcijska grupa u ribarstvu Galeb
Badnje 1
22212 Tribunj
Croatia
FLAG President:
Mr. Ivica Cvitan
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Ante Sladoljev
Languages:
  • Croatian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • German (Intermediate)
  • Italian (Basic)
Publication date: 
14/06/2018
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