FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Holderness FLAG

Official name: 
Holderness
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
UK210
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Holderness Coast fisheries is a small scale coastal fisheries area specialising in crab and lobster. It is a vibrant industry which continues to grow and develop in the context of a struggling coastal economy traditionally dependant on seaside tourism.

Most of the products are exported to France, Spain and Portugal so the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU represents a potential threat to the industry as does the impact of very large off-shore wind farms. An ageing population also presents a challenge.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Four Marine Conservation Zones have been designated in the area. The FLAG district also hosts within it the Humber Estuary which is a European Marine Site of significant national and international importance for marine wildlife.

Population
60 199
Surface area (km²)
249
Population density
242
Total employment in fisheries
195
Fishing: 
145
Transformation: 
50
Women employment in fisheries: 
45

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy has four priorities: to strengthen the fisheries sector to become more sustainable; to facilitate growth and diversification; to encourage growth in supporting sectors, and to improve marine and coastal environments. There is a particular focus on developing the domestic market for local products and adding value.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Supporting diversification
4
30%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
15%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
936 000
  • EMFF: 
    702 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    234 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project examples include:

  • Improving facilities at Bridlington Harbour
  • Safety equipment on board vessels
  • Trialling of fish traps and other low impact equipment
  • Facilitating increased processing activity
  • A marine research centre

Calls for proposals

No specific deadlines – continuing open call

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in seafood festivals, business support, developing tourism linked to fishing and maritime heritage. It is willing to share expertise.

  • The FLAG is interested in developing learning opportunities within the UK
  • Visits to other FLAGs are also envisaged

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes Bridlington Harbour Commissioners, the Bridlington Shellfish Co. Ltd., Sirius Business Advice and Training, Holderness Coast Fisihing Industry Group, Coastal Shellfish Ltd., Hornsea Area Rennaissance Partnership, Withernsea & Soouthern Holderness Area Regeneration Partnership, Bridlington Renaissance Partnership, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, RNLI Bridlington, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, NEIFCA, the University of Hull, Natural England and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
43
% of fisheries actors: 
50%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
30%
% of environmental actors: 
10%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
23
% of public actors: 
30%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,50

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Holderness Coast FLAG
 
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Room 6, Customer Service Centre, Street: 75 Newbegin
HU18 1PB Hornsea
United Kingdom
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Susan Denness
Phone:
+44 1482 391708
Languages:
  • Anglais (Mother tongue)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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