FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Klaipeda-city FLAG

Official name: 
Klaipėdos žuvininkystės vietos veiklos grupė
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
LT202
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Klaipėda City FLAG is conveniently located near both the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon and includes part of the Curonian Spit National Park, the Swamp Back Island in the Curonian Lagoon and the Smiltynė Straight which connects the lagoon to the Black Sea. Klaipėda is the third largest city in Lithuania and is home to the country’s only port, the northernmost ice-free port on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.

The natural resources of the area enable the residents of Klaipėda to engage in fishing and aquaculture activities, activities which are rooted in the area’s cultural heritage. In total, 20 species have been identified in the area’s waters, five of which are protected (river lamprey, trout, bitterling and the sunfish).

Recently, fishing activities in Klaipėda have experienced economic and social difficulties due to a reduction in fishing capacities and the implementation of a resource conservation policies, presenting a substantial challenge to the region. Another main challenge is a generational lack of interest in fishing and the fisheries industry; the area’s fishing community is getting smaller. Klaipėda is widely visited by both Lithuanian and foreign holidaymakers, however, a tourism infrastructure is required to fully exploit the sectors potential.   

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory includes part of the Curonian Spit national park which is a protected area.

Population
157 350
Surface area (km²)
1 706
Population density
98
Total employment in fisheries
680
Fishing: 
253
Transformation: 
427

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy includes the following objectives:

  • The integrated development of a sustainable fisheries industry that is not detrimental to the environment (i.e. the creation of industrial and recreational fishing sectors, while also preserving the environment). This will be achieved through the development and promotion of innovative fisheries businesses and products.
  • The rejuvenation of the area’s fisheries industry and measures to promote the industry, and its associated careers, to younger generations.
  • The modernisation of production facilities across the area.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
70%
Supporting diversification
1
0%
4
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
0%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 492 140
  • EMFF: 
    2 118 320
  • MS co-financing: 
    373 820
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make regular calls for projects which will be published here on the FLAG website: http://www.klaipedazvvg.lt/kvietimai.php

Expertise & cooperation

The Klaipeda FLAG has experience in the creation of local tourism routes which it would like to share with other FLAGs. The FLAG is interested in transnational cooperation projects related to:

  • Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries supply chain.
  • The creation of a sustainable tourism in environmentally vulnerable areas. 

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The Klaipėda FLAG comprises a total of 20 members. Members include private NGOs, private business and representatives from the local government.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
20
% of fisheries actors: 
50%
% of public authorities and other: 
15%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
35%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
12
% of public actors: 
25%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Klaipėda FLAG
 
Birutės g. 22-311 (ground floor)
LT-91210 Klaipėda
Lithuania
FLAG President:
Mr. Arvydas Žiogas
Phone:
+370 46 380749
Languages:
  • Lituanien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
31/07/2018
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