FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Karpfenland Aischgrund FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Karpfenland Aischgrund
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE213
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Aischgrund FLAG is strongly influenced by the area’s fishponds. There are currently around 7000 ponds, where approximately 1200 farmers produce 15% of the total carp production in Germany in small-scale fisheries. The carp is not only a significant economic factor but also a significant part of the ecology and the culture with a 1200-year-old tradition. The FLAG area consists of 69 cities and municipalities, as well as the 4 districts of the city of Erlangen. The Aischgrund has 280,000 inhabitants.

To secure an adequate standard of living, key challenges in the area include the development of new sources of income, e.g. to offer guided tours by the fish farmers.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

In the Aischgrund FLAG area, there are 14 protected areas covering 18km2. Vogelfreistätte Weihergebiet in Mohrhof is an important protected bird area.

Population
280 000
Surface area (km²)
1 878 799
Population density
149
Total employment in fisheries
1 600
Fishing: 
200
Aquaculture: 
1 200
Transformation: 
200
Women employment in fisheries: 
200

FLAG strategy

The FLAG intends to strengthen the area’s fisheries economy by drawing attention to the area’s fisheries activities and products. Marketing and public relations for the local fisheries will focus on events and fairs; and cooperation with the region’s local authority is also envisaged. There is also a need for cooperation and exchanges with other FLAGs, LAGs or comparable networks.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
40%
Supporting diversification
2
10%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
10%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
20%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
650 000
  • EMFF: 
    487 500
  • MS co-financing: 
    162 500
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional (Land of Bavaria)

Project examples

Project ideas for the Aischgrund FLAG include:

  • “TeichKulturPark” - a huge open-air museum with several points of interest, where visitors can listen to educational audio tour guides about the “Aischgründer”, the tradition of carp farming and why this carp is so important for the area of Aischgrund. Guided tours will be offered within the park. Barbecue areas for grilling carp or cooking carp soup will be built. Through a show pond, it will be possible to observe the fish. The “TeichKulturPark” is a base for more projects, which will be done in cooperation with the LEADER LAG Aischgrund. 11-17 municipalities will cooperate in this project.
  • A carp playing field - a 10-meter-long playground in the shape of carp. A sign next to the playground will offer educational explanations for children about the Aischgründer carp and its importance. The project’s objectives are lifelong learning and the preservation of the area’s historical and natural heritage.

Calls for proposals

Project applications can be presented and are selected on a regular and ongoing basis.

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG members include fishermen and representatives from the relevant municipalities, private actors, NGOs including the Federal Nature Conservation Circle Höchstadt/ Herzogenaurach, regional associations responsible for maintaining the area’s cultural and historical heritage, hotels and restaurants

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
109
% of fisheries actors: 
11%
% of public authorities and other: 
34%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
54%
% of environmental actors: 
1%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
26
% of public actors: 
24%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,50

Map

Contacts du GALPA

FLAG Karpfenland Aischgrund
 
Obere Brauhausgasse 3
91315 Höchstadt/ Aisch
Germany
FLAG President:
Mr. Gerald Brehm
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Doro Jordan
Phone:
+49 9193 626157
Languages:
  • Allemand (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
  • Espagnol (Advanced)
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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