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Kainuu-Koillismaa FLAG

Official name: 
Kainuun ja Koillismaan Kalaleader
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
FI208
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

Kainuu-Koillismaa is an area of dispersed settlement in North-East Finland with hundreds of lakes. The fishing traditions are strong and vital both among professional and non-professional fishermen. The lakes are mostly underfished and aquaculture has great potential.

Some of the main challenges have been identified as: the long distances between fishermen and markets which increase costs, a lack of technology to utilise small-sized fish and the small number of fish processing companies.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

No protected water areas, except some spatial and temporal fishing restrictions to protect spawning migration.

Population
37 894
Surface area (km²)
154
Population density
246
Total employment in fisheries
120
Fishing: 
40
Aquaculture: 
50
Processing: 
30
Women employment in fisheries: 
20

Stratégie du GALPA

The strategy is based on local strengths and the activity of local actors. Innovation and lifetime learning are among the main themes.

The strategy focuses on the following areas:

  • Adding value to fishery
  • Environmentally friendly practices to increase income
  • Reforming the fisheries industry
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
40%
Supporting diversification
3
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
25%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
35%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 145 158
  • EMFF: 
    470 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    675 158
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Natonal and provincial

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Exemples de projet

  • Developing fishing methods for common roach in winter
  • Workshop for small fishing boat 
  • Fish processing ABC-education
  • Trap and pot fishing innovations to compensate gill net fishing
  • New methods and equipment for fish farming

Calls for proposals

Projects can be presented and selected on an ongoing basis

Expertise et coopération

Type of cooperation projects foreseen: Sharing expertise in fishing techniques and fish processing with other inland FLAGs on a transnational level.

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes the Elävä Kainuu, Koillismaa and Keskipiste-Leader LEADER LAGs. and the municipalities and cities of Kajaani, Vaala, Sotkamo, Kuhmo, Paltamo, Puolanka, Ristijärvi, Hyrynsalmi, Suomussalmi, Posio, Taivalkoski, Kuusamo and Pyhäjärvi. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
10
% of fisheries actors: 
40%
% of public authorities and other: 
20%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
30%
% of environmental actors: 
10%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
10
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

FLAG Kainuu-Koillismaa
 
co Oulujärvi Leader Kalliokatu 4
87830 Kajaani
Finland
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Tero Nieminen
Phone:
+358504340150
FLAG President:
Mr. Simo Kemppainen
Languages:
  • Finnish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
31/08/2017
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