FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Lake District Leader FLAG

Official name: 
Stowarzyszenie "Lider Pojezierza"
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PL207
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is located in the south-western part of the Western Pomerania region, close to the German border. The area is highly rural and there are no towns of more than 20 000 inhabitants. The inhabitants of the area arrived here after the second world war, so there is a mixture of different cultures which over the last decades have merged to form a common identity.

Key challenges include unemployment and poverty, and underutilised potential of local natural assets such as lakes, rivers and forests, as well as food and cuisine based on the local agricultural and fisheries products. Fish production is carried out in fish ponds and lakes.

Key challenge for the fisheries sector (which is represented on the decision-making body by five persons out of 15) is the development of processing and modernisation of production techniques.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Protected areas, including Natura 2000 site, cover almost 35% of the total FLAG area.

Population
129 463
Surface area (km²)
2 616
Population density
49
Total employment in fisheries
88
Aquaculture: 
88

FLAG strategy

The FLAG implements a multi-funded strategy financed from the EAFRD and EMFF, but the amount received from EAFRD is four times higher than that received from EMFF. The EMFF funding is used to support the following objectives:

  • supporting entrepreneurship and diversification of incomes through direct sales of fish products and the development of innovative sources of income for fish farms,
  • sustainable development of tourism and recreation infrastructure around rivers and lakes,
  • improving biodiversity in water reservoirs, protecting water resources and aquaculture.

The FLAG will also organise meetings and training courses for the fisheries sector as well as fairs and culinary workshops based on fish resources.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
61%
Supporting diversification
1
0%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
27%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
12%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
0%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
920 000
  • EMFF: 
    782 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    138 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

  • Creating a point of direct sale of fish and a fish frying stand
  • Creating a centre of fish storage (including storage of live fish) with the possibility of partial processing for the local market
  • Developments around fish ponds for tourism and recreation purposes
  • E-auction for fish
  • Restoring the ecological potential of a natural water body in a Natura 2000 area.

Calls for proposals

There will be severa calls, for example four calls in the first half of 2019 and one call in the second half of 2019, two calls in the first half of 2022. All calls are published on the website: www.liderprojezierza.pl

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in renewable energy sources.
  • The FLAG is interested in short food chains and kitchen incubators. Cooperation with FLAGs of a similar profile (lakes, ponds, rivers) is preferred, themes can also include fish processing and animation of fisheries sector.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
18000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes representatives of 13 municipalities and one county administration. The business sector has 32 representatives, including 11 fish farmers. There are also 23 NGOs (mainly local associations) and the remaining members are individuals.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
129
% of fisheries actors: 
9%
% of public authorities and other: 
10%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
81%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
7%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
6,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Stowarzyszenie 'Lider Pojezierza'
 
Sądowa 8
74-320 Barlinek
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Ireneusz Kostka
Phone:
+48 501 652 083
FLAG President:
Mr. Adam Andriaszkiewicz
Languages:
  • Polonais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Basic)
  • Allemand (Basic)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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