FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

Kavala City FLAG

Official name: 
ΟΤΔ ΚΑΒΑΛΑΣ: ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΚΑΒΑΛΑΣ – ΑΝΩΝΥΜΗ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΑ Α.Ε. – Ο.Τ.Α.
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
GR203
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

Historically linked with the tobacco trade commerce as well as fish processing and retail, Kavala city is a beautiful amphitheatrical city open to Aegean Sea. The most important features of the area are the fisheries sector which accounts for 1.55% of total employment in the area including small-scale and large-scale fishing.

The main challenges in this area include high unemployment and the limited development of tourism. It is hoped to solve these challenges by creating a unique local identity linked with the sea and the fisheries sector.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The Sea area of Palio Golf is classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty and constitutes 1.98% of the total area.

Population
58 790
Surface area (km²)
117
Population density
500
Total employment in fisheries
306
Fishing: 
266
Aquaculture: 
25
Processing: 
15

FLAG strategy

The main thematic direction of the FLAG’s strategy is to support local entrepreneurship and promote local identity in so far as it is connected with the sea and the fisheries sector. Additionally, it aims to improve the competitiveness of fisheries products, as well as the quality of life in the fisheries area.

The main aim is to address the challenges through promoting financial restructuring, employment and sustainable development with a focus on the sea and fisheries activities as well as blue growth sectors. 

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
26%
Supporting diversification
5
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
28%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
5%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
1%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
4 550 000
  • EMFF: 
    3 867 500
  • MS co-financing: 
    682 500
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

  • Labelling local fish gastronomy and clustering fish restaurants
  • Developing pesca-tourism projects
  • Transforming old tobacco warehouses into traditional hostels and promoting the local history of sea commerce
  • Expanding fish processing units
  • Improving the condition of the sea front

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG will take part in a transnational project on the development of aquaculture production, including the involvement of private investment, which should start later this year.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
140000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Hellenic Republic Ministry for Rural Development and Food
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG members include four local municipalities and their regional association, two agricultural co-operatives, the local section of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Kavala Association of Engineers, the Kavala Ski and Mountaineering Club and a local hunting club.

The decision-making board of the FLAG is composed of seven bodies: Kavala municipality, Εast Macedonia and Thrace Prefecture, the Kavala Port Organisation, the Kavala Chamber of Commerce, the Macedonia Fisheries Cooperative Organisation, the Kavala Nautical Club and the Geo-technical Chamber.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
11
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
18%
% of environmental actors: 
27%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
42%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

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FLAG Contacts

ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΚΑΒΑΛΑΣ Α.Α.Ε. Ο.Τ.Α
 
Ydras 10
65302 Kavala
Greece
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Evagelia Limperopoulou
Phone:
+30 251 062 0459
Languages:
  • Greek (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • French (Mother tongue)
Publication date: 
26/05/2017
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