The FLAG area comprises a large part of the rural and sparsely populated Mecklenburg Lake District, which is characterised by vast interlinked inland waterways, many of which are protected areas.
The fishing activities in the Mecklenburg Lakes follow a longstanding tradition and play an important economic and historical role in the area. In addition to larger companies on the Müritz Lake such as Müritzfischer, there are fifteen smaller enterprises whose future survival depends on the diversification of their product range and outputs. However, the fishing sector workforce is in decline due to unattractive working conditions, the rising costs of consumables and equipment and growing legal regulations, which make fisheries work difficult. Fishing and angling associations also play an important role in keeping and maintaining the lakes, ponds and fish stocks.
The main challenges for the FLAG are:
Most of the FLAG’s territory is protected including the following areas: Müritz-Nationalpark, Naturpark Nossentiner/ Schwinzer Heide, Naturpark Flusslandschaft Peenetal, Naturpark Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See and Naturpark Feldberger Seenlandschaft.
The FLAG’s strategic objectives are:
Regional (State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Projects examples and ideas for the FLAG include:
The FLAG calls for projects twice a year.
The FLAG has a general interest in cooperating with other neighbouring FLAGs and nationally.
The FLAG is composed of representatives of public administration as well as stakeholders involved in fisheries, agriculture, tourism, industry, craftsmanship, nature conservation, the employment market and politics.