The area is situated in the south-west part of the Baltic Sea. It is a popular tourist destination. The fisheries sector here is still important, though it is generally declining. The main species caught here are cod, flatfish, herring and eel.
The fishermen have organised themselves into a co-operative through which they sell a major part of their catch. The rest is sold directly to clients.
Specific challenges here include maintaining the economic importance of fisheries and cultivating it as part of the cultural heritage of the area. For this reason, strong relations with the tourism sector is another important aim.
The strategy aims to help the fishermen stay competitive, for example by supporting methods of diversification or direct marketing.
The FLAG seeks to increase knowledge about the local fishing industry as well as fish as a valuable source of food including fish cultivation as cultural heritage. Projects that have a relationship to the boost of tourism development will be very important in this context.
No specific deadlines, in general projects are presented and selected once or twice a year.
The FLAG has expertise in tourism and conversation of cultural heritage.
It is interested in any type of cooperation that contributes to the aims of the mentioned strategy.
Members include municipalities, tourism organisations, private companies, fishermen, fishermen’s organisations and private individuals