FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Gotland FLAG

Official name: 
Leader Gute
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
SE206
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

Gotland is a vibrant rural region with belief in the future and a strong brand recognised nationally as well as internationally for high quality and untouched nature. However, its natural and cultural resources can be used in a better way to further strengthen economic growth. Gotland is also Sweden's largest producer of crayfish.

One challenge is to create sustainable growth based on three pillars: social inclusion, business, and environment. Another challenge is the decline of commercial fishing; as a result, the fishermen have grown older, and it is difficult to recruit the younger generation. Profitability is weak in coastal fisheries and the availability of commercial fish species is low. As a result of the reduced commercial fisheries, all the logistics of fish for consumption have disappeared.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

About 8.2% of the total area is protected. There are national parks and reserve habitat protection areas and about 135 Natura 2000 areas. North of Gotland there is the Salvorev-Kopparstenarna marine reserve of 62 000 hectares.

Population
57 161
Surface area (km²)
3 134
Population density
18
Total employment in fisheries
41
Fishing: 
38
Aquaculture: 
3

FLAG strategy

To meet the challenges identified in the strategy, the partnership has concluded that the fishing industry should be viewed as a whole, from sea to table, including fishing tourism and sport fishing. The strategy focuses on increasing profitability of fisheries while maintaining environmental measures and water conservation efforts.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
35%
Supporting diversification
4
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
5%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 160 866
  • EMFF: 
    580 433
  • MS co-financing: 
    580 433
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

The FLAG will give priority to projects that promote the restructuring and adaptation of declining commercial fishing and to sustainable and resource efficient aquaculture and fishing.

Calls for proposals

Projects can be presented and selected on an ongoing basis.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG envisages that some cooperation projects could focus on studies concerning aquaculture. Other projects may deal with fishing techniques, marketing (local fish) and sustainable fishing (environmental monitoring systems for coastal fishing of flounder).

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Leader Gute
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has members from the public, business and the NGO sector. The public sector is represented by the municipality of Gotland, county administration and the church; the business sector is represented by several local companies, trade unions, farmers and business associations. Most of the FLAG members come from the NGO sector which includes the organisation of fishermen as well as many NGOs dealing with education, sports and recreation..

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
23
% of fisheries actors: 
47%
% of public authorities and other: 
18%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
78%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
20
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Leader Gute
 
Leader Gute, Gotland Roma Lövsta 12
622 54 Romkloster
Sweden
FLAG Manager:
Mr. John Gambe
Languages:
  • Suédois (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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