The FLAG area covers 3 islands Langeland, Læsø and Ærø, which gives a long coastline, made up of sandy beaches – like much of the Danish coastline. This flat coastal landscape attracts tourists from Norway and Germany – as well as domestic visitors. Tourism is the area’s dominant sector. There are eight operational fishing ports on the three islands
The challenges faced by the area are mainly social and economic: aging and declining population in particular fishermen, low incomes, low prices for the catch, limitations on the size of the catch, high fuel costs.
The FLAG strategy aims to promote diversification of the maritime economy through:
EMFF and EAFRD
All LAGs and FLAGs in Denmark use the online system PROMIS, and applications can be received at any time. It can be accessed on: promis.erst.dk
The Danish Managing Authority examines the applications three times a year: January, March and September indicatively.
The FLAG is interested in several areas of cooperation: adding value to fisheries products, securing better prices for fishermen, increasing local sales of fish (through inter-territorial cooperation), tourism.
The main FLAG members are: the municipalities of the 3 islands, representatives of Fishermen and the LAG LLSAE.