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Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

Guestrower District FLAG

Official name: 
LAG Güstrower Landkreis
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE226
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area is located south of the coastal city of Rostock and the area of the Baltic Sea – Bad Doberan FLAG area in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It covers the territory of the Guestrow district and is an inland area.  The main fishing activities in the region are small-scale inland pond fisheries. The area which is historically characterised by rural settlements and small towns has seen recent developments in water sports tourism.

A low population density is a challenge to the region. As is the area’s ageing population. A central challenge to both the FLAG is balancing the capitalising of tourism opportunities and the protection of the area’s natural environment.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Parts of the FLAG territory are included in the Nossentiner / Schwinzerheide, Mecklenburgische Schweiz, Kummerower See and Sternberger Seenlandschaft national parks.

Population
94 835
Surface area (km²)
2 060
Population density
46
Total employment in fisheries
28
Fishing: 
13
Aquaculture: 
15

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy is focused on the sustainable development of the area’s rural economy and strengthening its labour market. More specific objectives include:

  • Developing alternative and dynamic sources of income through the diversification of fisheries activities.
  • Further increasing the attractiveness of the area’s tourism offer. 
  • Safeguarding the survival of rural communities and their way of life. Promoting social inclusion and the protection of cultural heritage.
  • Social involvement, coexistence and stimulating networking opportunities.
  • Protecting the area’s highly sensitive natural environment.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
Supporting diversification
5
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
803 921
  • EMFF: 
    683 333
  • MS co-financing: 
    120 588
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Exemples de projet

FLAG project examples and ideas include:

  • The development of a new boathouse and landing site for fishers.
  • The development of holiday homes near prominent fishing locations.
  • A swimming area on the Warnow river.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes no specific calls for projects and therefore has no deadlines. Projects can be submitted on an ad-hoc basis. More information can be found on the FLAG website: www.leader-guestrow.de

Expertise et coopération

As the FLAG is newly formed, it currently has no thematic expertise or experience in cooperation projects. It is, however, willing to share its limited experience to date and is willing to cooperate with neighbouring FLAGs with similar objectives.

Partenariat

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
17
% of fisheries actors: 
12%
% of public authorities and other: 
23%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
59%
% of environmental actors: 
6%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
16
% of public actors: 
19%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Gustrower Landkreis
 
Am Wall 3-5
18273 Gustrow
Germany
FLAG President:
Mr. Matthias Hantel
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Olaf Pommeranz
Phone:
+49 3843 75561300
Languages:
  • German (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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