FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Lostura FLAG

Official name: 
LAGUR Lostura
Country:
Code: 
HR210
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

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.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are two protected areas in the FLAG territory including the Prirode Vransko Jezero national park which is and Natura 2000 site.

Population
17 143
Surface area (km²)
231
Population density
74
Total employment in fisheries
345

FLAG strategy

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:

  • Adding value.
  • Creating jobs and the promotion of innovation throughout the supply chain.
  • The diversification of the commercial fisheries and the creation of jobs by connecting fisheries with other economic sectors.
  • The development of socio-cultural assets and connecting fisheries with the area’s local heritage.

The FLAG also aims to ensure gender quality and equal opportunities.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
3
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 116 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 798 600
  • MS co-financing: 
    317 400
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the Lostura FLAG include:

  • Shortening fisheries supply chains.
  • Protecting traditional local fisheries and aquaculture products.
  • Encouraging the consumption of fish in kindergartens and schools.
  • Developing fishing tourism in the region.
  • Tourism events which include the participation of fishermen showcasing the participation of local fish.

Calls for proposals

Deadlines and all other details will be published with the call. More information is available on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

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.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
158000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Lostura FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

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. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
18
% of fisheries actors: 
55%
% of public authorities and other: 
28%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
17%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
18
% of public actors: 
28%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Lostura FLAG
 
Lokalna akcijska grupa u ribarstvu Lostura
Šetalište kneza Branimira 32
23210 Biograd na Moru
Croatia
FLAG President:
Mr. Joško Pedišić
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Ivan Čupić
Phone:
+385 98 862 732
Languages:
  • Croate (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
Publication date: 
14/06/2018
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