FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Mielno FLAG

Official name: 
Mieleńska Lokalna Grupa Rybacka
Country:
Code: 
PL204
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is located on the Baltic coast in the region of Western Pomerania. This area has a long tradition of small-scale fisheries whose boats are operated from the beach. They catch mainly flounder and cod. There is also aquaculture production (mainly trout) and several large fish processing plants.

Challenges include high unemployment and low level of business development, a high dependence on social benefits, insufficient infrastructure and insufficiently used tourism potential. Incomes of the fisheries sector (especially the coastal fleet) are very low.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Over 18% of the area is protected. There are many Natura 2000 Special Areas of Habitats Conservation, as well as many natural monuments. The Parsęta river and its tributaries are home to several valuable and protected fish species.

Population
65 661
Surface area (km²)
1 637
Population density
40
Total employment in fisheries
492
Fishing: 
93
Aquaculture: 
84
Transformation: 
315
Women employment in fisheries: 
244

FLAG strategy

The key areas of FLAG support are as follows:

  • Business development and job creation, to address the high level of unemployment and respond to the needs expressed by the community
  • Improving the area’s attractiveness (mainly through infrastructural investments) in order to make it more accessible and to better use local resources and to develop tourism
  • Protecting natural resources, in particular maintaining and developing the water potential of the area
  • Animating the community and improving the integration of the fisheries sector with the local community.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
43%
Supporting diversification
4
21%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
1%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
6%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
2%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
3 501 784
  • EMFF: 
    2 976 516
  • MS co-financing: 
    525 268
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

  • Developing accommodation for tourists (hostels, pensions etc.)
  • Developing restaurants and fish-frying stands
  • Public investments on the waterfront (pontoons, entrances to the beach, playgrounds)

Calls for proposals

There will be two calls for projects in 2017, 2018 and 2019. A detailed timetable is available on the FLAG website.

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in implementing projects in the areas of tourism, fisheries, business development, direct sales and community animation.
  • The FLAG is interested in exchanging experience on tourism and fisheries projects, the organisation of joint conferences and training on these topics.
  • Projects envisaged include an exchange of experience on coastal tourism, fisheries-related tourism and a restructuring of the fisheries sector. Small scale investments and environmental education projects are also envisaged (mainly with neighbouring FLAGs).
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
175000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Mieleńska Lokalna Grupa Rybacka
Members of the partnership: 

There are eight representatives of the public sector (the 8 municipalities), 38 representatives of the social sector, including local NGOs and individuals, and 171 representatives of the business sector, of which 47 are fishermen.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
217
% of fisheries actors: 
22%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
74%
% of environmental actors: 
1%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
13%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Mieleńska Lokalna Grupa Rybacka
 
Nadmorska 27
76-034 Sarbinowo
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Bogusław Adamów
Phone:
+48 94 342 79 71
FLAG President:
Mr. Krzysztof Szpakiewicz
Phone:
+48 94 342 79 71
Languages:
  • Polonais (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
  • Allemand (Basic)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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