FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Leba River Basin FLAG

Official name: 
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Dorzecze Łeby
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
PL210
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is situated on the Baltic Sea coast very close to the well-known Slowinski National Park. The area includes Leba, a fishing harbour with a small to medium-sized fishing fleet. Here we can also find fish processing as well as fish farming.

Challenges for the area include unemployment, which is higher for women than for men, and the high seasonality of employment in the tourism sector, as well as lack of cooperation between different actors in the business and NGO sector. Poverty linked to disabilities, heavy physical labour and helplessness are also important challenges.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The nearby Slowinski National Park is a UNESCO heritage. There are also several Natura 2000 areas.

Population
71 777
Surface area (km²)
889
Population density
81
Total employment in fisheries
432
Fishing: 
108
Aquaculture: 
18
Transformation: 
306

FLAG strategy

 The FLAG strategy aims to:

  • Diversify the area’s economy by developing a competitive tourism sector. This involves extending the tourism season and creating jobs while maintaining a balance between tourism development and valuable protected areas.
  • Support business development through advisory services and coherent promotion of the area. In particular this includes support to businesses that add value to fisheries products.
  • Develop public infrastructure based on the water and fisheries tradition of the area.

The FLAG has designed project selection criteria in such a way as to make it accessible for all actors. It also carries out all kinds of animation activities such as  consultation and advice through meetings in municipalities or individually.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
12%
Supporting diversification
5
38%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
3%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
39%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
8%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 135 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 814 750
  • MS co-financing: 
    320 250
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

  • Developing integrated tourism products bringing together fisheries-related products and services
  • Training for fishermen on developing alternative business activities
  • Water-related educational activities for young people such as sailing
  • Open air workshops on traditional regional (Kaszuby) cuisine

Calls for proposals

There will be four calls for projects in 2017, four in 2018, and two calls in subsequent years. 

Expertise & cooperation

We are a new group, established in 2015 and we do not have much experience. We have not foreseen any cooperation projects either inter-regional or transnational

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Dorzecze Łeby
Members of the partnership: 

The members of the FLAG are municipalities, local associations, educational and youth organisations, individuals, and businesses, including companies active in marine fishing, inland fishing and fish processing, as well as farmers.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
160
% of fisheries actors: 
50%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
43%
% of environmental actors: 
3%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Dorzecze Łeby
 
Al. Św. Jakuba Ap. 25
84-360 Łeba
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Ewa Horanin
Phone:
+48 530 243 120
FLAG President:
Mr. Krzysztof Łasiński
Languages:
  • Polonais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Basic)
Publication date: 
30/05/2017
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