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FLAG Factsheet

Karpfenland Middle Upper Palatinate FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Karpfenland Mittlere Oberpfalz
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE212
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area is situated in the south-east of Germany in Bavaria. It is located 95km east of Nurnberg and close to the Czech border. The area’s natural environment consists of forests and many water resources including traditional ponds, rivers and lakes, which offer many leisure and tourism opportunities, and the area is well connected to nationwide transport.

The local workforce predominantly works in the automobile and healthcare sectors that are the area’s largest industries. Only a small single-digit percentage of labour is situated in agriculture, forestry and fisheries; almost 100% of fish farming is managed by part-time fishermen.

The specific challenges for the FLAG include a change in the areas demographics, a decline in carp farming due to lowering consumer demand and a lack of cooperation between fish farmers and fishermen.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG has a total of 36 protected areas (Natura 2000 (SCI and SPA), IUCN Cat. IV: Habitat/Species Management Area, protected landscape) most of which involve inland water.

Population
170 110
Surface area (km²)
1 896
Population density
90

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy focuses on the following objectives:

  • The enhancement and utilisation of environmental assets. This includes combating climate change, protecting the environment and landscape and raising environmental awareness locally.
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of the areas fish farms and the role of the local fishing communities.
  • Increase the attractiveness of the region, while preserving the area’s culture and heritage.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
12%
Supporting diversification
3
12%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
25%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
35%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
15%

Financement

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

Exemples de projet

Ideas for future projects include:

  • A small theme park focused on education, environmental awareness and the area’s local fish species.
  • The development of a series of shops dedicated to an assortment of goods and products related to fishing.

Calls for proposals

Projects can be proposed on an ongoing basis. The FLAG board usually meets following the collection of several projects for presentation, but if necessary, the board may also meet for a single project.

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG is generally interested in cooperation. For example, with the Land of 1000 Ponds FLAG, the other FLAG in the administrative district of Oberpfalz, the FLAG cooperates on the topic of low-impact tourism.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Fischwirtschaftsgebiet Karpfenland Oberpfalz
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG is made up of a total of 146 members from various sectors including private individual, fishing clubs, nine municipalities, schools and tourism associations.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
146
% of fisheries actors: 
59%
% of public authorities and other: 
25%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
16%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
12
% of public actors: 
25%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Fischwirtschaftsgebiet Karpfenland Oberpfalz
 
Wackersdorfer Straße 80
92421 Schwandorf
Germany
FLAG President:
Mr. Gregor Glötzl
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Stephanie Wischert
Phone:
+49 9431 471490
Languages:
  • German (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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