FARNET
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Fiches FLAG

Karpfenland Romantic Franconia FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Karpfenland Romantisches Franken
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE214
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG covers the administrative region of Middle Franconia, the largest rural district in Bavaria. Ansbach is the main city in the area which is situated 25 miles southwest of Nuernberg, 90 miles north of Munich and is near the Franconian Lake District.

The FLAG territory comprises over 3 200 ponds and covers a total area of 7km2. Many of the ponds have been used for centuries in what is a longstanding tradition of carp production in the area. Nowadays, most of the carp production in the area is conducted by farmers as a supplementary income. Creating a viable market for the carp, both locally and further afield, is a challenge to the FLAG area. As are diversifying fisheries activities into what is a growing tourism industry in the area.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Several of the area’s ponds are protected on a national and EU level.

Population
182 178
Surface area (km²)
1 972
Population density
92
Total employment in fisheries
50
Aquaculture: 
50

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy is focused on the diversification of the area’s fisheries and pond farming traditions into other sectors such as gastronomy and tourism. Key objectives within the strategy are:

  • Positioning the region as an authentic and attractive tourism destination.
  • Promoting the image of the area’s pond economy and local producers.
  • Developing activities on the area’s ponds in addition to simply producing fish. This includes sports fishing and other leisure activities.  
  • The development of gastronomy in the area and forming better connections between food and tourism.
  • The development of direct marketing and tourism.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
Supporting diversification
3
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
600 000
  • EMFF: 
    300 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    300 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Projects examples and ideas for the FLAG include:

  • The development of an observation tower in Wassertrüdingen. The construction will provide a vantage point for surveying the surrounding area. The total project budget is an estimated €446 000. 
  • A recreational park in Dombühl with an estimated total budget of €204 000.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG does not issue any specific calls and projects can be submitted on an ad-hoc basis. More information on the application process can be found on the FLAG website: www.karpfenland-romantisches-franken.de

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has significant experience in privately funded projects. The FLAG is willing to share this experience with neighbouring FLAGs and on a national and international level.

Partnership

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
30
% of fisheries actors: 
51%
% of public authorities and other: 
44%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
5%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
18
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Fischwirtschaftsgebiet Karpfenland Romantisches Franken
 
Crailsheimstraße 1
91522 Ansbach
Germany
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Thomas Merkel
Phone:
+49 981 4681030
Languages:
  • Allemand (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
  • Français (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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