FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Ipeirios - Ioannina FLAG

Official name: 
ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΗΠΕΙΡΟΥ Α.Ε.-Αναπτυξιακή Ανώνυμη Εταιρεία ΟΤΑ
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
GR210
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area covers 262 203 square kilometres and 3.55% of its population is employed in fisheries or aquaculture. In the region, maricultural activities are extensive and intensive. This includes the farming of seafood species such as bream and sea bass. There are also shellfish farms and mussel farms. Catches are sold either in bulk or retailed without processing or packaging.

The seacoast area has a natural environment of unique beauty with small organised shelters and clean and attractive beaches but seriously lacks organised high level tourism facilities and services. The tourism season is therefore very short and there is no exploitation of the beauty of the hinterland. There is a big challenge here to develop this sector. 

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The area has two Natura 2000 areas which cover 85.31 km2 (or 32% of the entire FLAG area).

Population
22 203
Surface area (km²)
262
Population density
85
Total employment in fisheries
205
Fishing: 
44
Aquaculture: 
161

FLAG strategy

The main objective of the FLAG strategy is to enhance the sustainability of fisheries sector. This will be achieved through support for projects in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and environmental protection, as well as projects enhancing business competitiveness and the income and opportunities of the residents of the fishing areas.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
2
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 500 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 125 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    375 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    The FLAG is multi-funded. It receives funding both from the EMMF and the EAFRD.

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

The FLAG has not approved any project yet. Project ideas include supporting processing and trade, improving the quality of life of the fisheries communities, the promotion of the natural and residential environment along with its protection.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is new in the fishery sector and therefore has no experience in the specific operating field. However, in terms of cooperation the FLAG is interested in transnational and interregional activities related to food processing and gastronomy.

There is one inter-territorial cooperation project envisaged that will focus on pilot collection and disposal of waste from the sea bed, from fishermen. The aim is to explore the possibility of developing a business that will create additional income for fishermen. 

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Development Company South Ipeiros Amvrakikou SA (ETANAM SA)
Members of the partnership: 

The members in the partnership include the Region of Ipeiros. the municipalities of Ioannina and Thesprotia, local fisheries co-operatives, the association of municipalities of the region of Epirus, the chambers of commerce of Ioannina and Thesprotia, the agricultural associations of Ioannina and Thesprotia and Piraeus Bank. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
17
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
6%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Development Company of Ipeiros SA (Ipeiros SA)
 
Plateia Pyrrou & Μ. Aggelou 1
45332 Ioannina
Greece
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Ilias Mokos
Phone:
+30 2651 036686
Languages:
  • Grec (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
02/06/2017
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