FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Lake Peipsi FLAG

Official name: 
MTÜ Peipsi Kalanduspiirkonna Arendajate Kogu
Country:
Code: 
EE208
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020
EE208 Lake Peipsi FLAG

Area

Lake Peipsi is the fourth largest lake in Europe and Estonia's largest FLAG. The Peipsi fisheries areas include Lake Peipsi, Lake Pihkva, Lake Lämmijärv, nine lakes in Vooremaa and the coastal areas of Suur-Emajõgi downstream from the city of Tartu. The area of activity of the FLAG includes Ida-Viru, Jõgeva, Tartu and Põlva counties.

An analysis of the area’s population revealed that one of the region’s greatest issues is the fact that the population is decreasing. It has reduced by 7% since the previous strategy began implementation in early 2009. The population is decreasing on both a local and regional level and the areas remote location on the Russian border would seem to exacerbate this.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are five Natura 2000 areas which cover about 586.86 km2 or 37.96% of the area.

Population
32 028
Surface area (km²)
3 286
Population density
10
Total employment in fisheries
482
Fishing: 
320
Aquaculture: 
2
Transformation: 
160
Women employment in fisheries: 
4

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy focuses on the following objectives:

  • Increasing the value of the local fish and improving the processing conditions
  • Developing locations for selling fish products and helping with joint marketing
  • Fostering the diversification of entrepreneurship, including fisheries businesses
  • Developing infrastructure and services for existing fishing ports and landing sites
  • Preserving fish resources and promoting preservation
  • Developing shore infrastructure for water tourism and making it more comfortable for the consumer
  • Developing cooperation and improving knowledge and skills
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
5
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
5%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
4 546 198
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

  • Fish processsing equipment, products sales and marketing
  • Multifunction ports
  • Landing places, sports- and playgrounds on the shore
  • Restoration of spawning areas

Calls for proposals

In 2016 two calls for projects have been published one in May and one in September, in 2017 three calls for projects: January, May, August.

For the following period 2018-2019 two calls are foreseen per year: February and August.

The calls are published at the following website: www.pkak.ee and in “Peipsirannik” newspaper.

Expertise & cooperation

The Peipsi FLAG is interested in promoting lifelong learning on various levels, raising the visibility of the fisheries sector among a wider and encouraging the youth to enter the sector. The FLAG looks to cooperate with neighbouring LAGs and FLAGs to promote the fisheries area. The FLAG is also intersted in transnational cooperation regarding fishing techniques and fish processing in other fisheries areas.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Peipsi Kalanduspiirkonna Arendajate Koda MTÜ
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership consits of 20 local municipalities, 31 self-employed fishermen, 41 companies working in fisheries and 36 other non-profit organisations and other private and self-employed persons.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
129
% of fisheries actors: 
55%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
30%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
15%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,50

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Development Association of Peipsi Fishery Area
 
Sõpruse 149
49503 Kasepää vald, Jõgevamaa
Estonia
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Kersti Oja
Phone:
+372 5740 4945
Languages:
  • Estonien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
04/12/2017
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