The FLAG area is situated in Zadar County and includes the territories of Pakoštane, Sv. Filip i Jakov, Tkon, Pašman and Biograd na Moru. The FLAG’s territory encompasses 46 islands in the Adriatic Sea, situated close to the mainland.
Fisheries are predominantly coastal and small-scale and there are 113 vessels registered for fishing in the region. Many vessels are registered for multi-purpose use (63.7%), which usually do not have a target species. Fishermen on these vessels tend to change their tools and methods throughout the year depending on their target catch.
Specific challenges for the area include the low income levels of the small-scale fisheries and aquaculture sectors, the sustainable development of coastal community, and the valorisation and preservation of local cultures and traditions.
There are two protected areas in the FLAG territory including the Prirode Vransko Jezero national park which is and Natura 2000 site.
The FLAG strategy responds to the specific challenges to the area which are increasing incomes from fisheries and aquaculture and the sustainable development of coastal communities through the valorisation and preservation of local cultures and traditions. Priorities include:
The FLAG also aims to ensure gender quality and equal opportunities.
Project examples and ideas for the Lostura FLAG include:
Deadlines and all other details will be published with the call. More information is available on the FLAG website
The FLAG has experience in organising large-scale events such as an International Fishing Expo, which it is willing to share. The FLAG is interested in cooperation projects with other FLAGs which are focused on the diversification of fisheries activities and the development of tourism.
FLAG members from the public sector include Grad Biograd na Moru, Općina Pakoštane, Općina Pašman, Općina Sv, Filip i Jakov and Općina Tkon. Other members include ten fisheries companies and three civil sector organisations including the local LEADER LAG.