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FLAG Factsheet

Macin Branch FLAG

Official name: 
Asociatia Grupul De Actiune Locala In Domeniul Pescuitului Dunarea Veche- Bratul Macin
Country:
Code: 
RO204
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Macin Branch FLAG is in the western extremity of Tulcea county and males up roughly 12% of its total area. The Danube meadow forms the lowest part of FLAG area and comprises several wetlands which include pond and marsh habitats.

Central to the local economy is stone quarrying in the "triangle of granite” which encompasses Macin, Greci, and Turcoaia. Other industry includes wood exploitation and processing, metal processing for the automotive sector, agricultural manufacturing and traditional handicrafts. The development of small-scale fishing enterprises and services is essential to the area’s economy. The fisheries of the area include a total of 133 species, of which around 30 are exploited commercially. Fishing in the area is a traditional activity and is deep-rooted in the area’s culture.

The main challenges for the FLAG area relate to its aging population and negative net migration. This has had a strong impact on the area both socially and economically. A reduction in the economically active population has impacted the growth and rejuvenation of its fisheries sector.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The Macin Branch FLAG has six protected areas covering a total of 577km2. They are Bratul Macin, Podisul Nord Dobrogean, Muntii Macinului, Dunarea Veche Bratul Macin, Macin Niculitel and Padurea Babadag.

Population
26 667
Surface area (km²)
731
Population density
37
Total employment in fisheries
52
Fishing: 
36
Aquaculture: 
16

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy aims to exploits indigenous resources, supports economic growth and social well-being, strengthen the sustainable development of fisheries, stimulates investment and economic growth, create economic and social opportunities and promote both the area and the quality of life of its inhabitants.

Key priorities and objectives include:

  • Strengthening the areas fisheries sector through the diversification of economic activities and capitalisation of local resources. This includes increasing competitiveness, economic attractiveness and the creation of jobs.
  • The conservation, protection, and promotion of the area’s natural environment and cultural heritage. This includes the celebration of both the area’s local tradition and cultural identity and the development of tourism. 
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
4
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 999 167
  • EMFF: 
    1 499 375
  • MS co-financing: 
    499 792
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project examples and ideas of for the FLAG area include:

  • The development of logistical techniques and infrastructure allowing for the better transportation of live and fresh fish.
  • The rehabilitation and restoration of fish storage facilities, fishing equipment and service centres for fishing boats.
  • The development of lakeside activities, points of sale including fish shops and markets and accommodation units including campsites and boarding houses.
  • The establishment of a fisheries museum.
  • The development of tourism-specific public catering units such as restaurants, fishing gear rental facilities, tourist routes, festivals and creative workshops.    

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are issued on a regular basis and will be published on the FLAG website:

http://www.flagbratulmacin.ro

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG wishes to implement cooperation projects concerning the diversification of fishing activity, tourism, exchanges of good practices related to the processing and marketing of fishery products and strengthening institutional relationships and cooperation between enterprises.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Asociatia Grupul de actiune locala in domeniul pescuitului Dunarea Veche- Bratul Macin
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG included the Town of Macin, several communes, the Association for Supporting and Promoting Rural Initiatives (SSPRI), the Fishermen's Association of Turcoaia and SC Alcovin Ltd.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
4
% of fisheries actors: 
25%
% of public authorities and other: 
25%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
50%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
3
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

Asociatia Grupul de actiune locala in domeniul pescuitului Dunarea Veche- Bratul Macin
 
str. 1 Decembrie nr. 141
825300 Loc. Macin jud Tulcea
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Ana-Maria Cazacu
Phone:
+40 240 517 013
FLAG President:
Ms. Ana-Maria Cazacu
Phone:
+40 240 517 013
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
14/09/2018
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