The FLAG area covers numerous lakes and forests, including two large lakes: Wdzydze (1570 ha) and Charzykowskie (1364 ha). There are 89 fishing businesses, most of them involved in lake fishing (76), the others are aquaculture farms. However, only 21% of them obtain most of their income from fishing, for the others, fishing contributes only to a small part of their income.
One of the challenges is the low competitiveness of local businesses, including those active in fishing and water-related tourism. The tourism and recreational potential of the area as well as its cultural and natural assets are not sufficiently explored.
World Biosphere reserve “Tuchola Forests”, National Park “Tuchola Forests”, several landscape parks, Natura 2000 areas, areas of special protection, natural reserves etc.
The FLAG intends to focus on two main themes:
The strategy is funded exclusively from the EMFF, but the FLAG also receives funding from other sources for specific projects (e.g. a project involved in activating unemployed persons is funded by the ESF)
Project ideas include:
There will be calls for projects once a year in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Information will be available on the FLAG website.
The public sector is represented in the membership by the 13 municipalities. There are several fish production or processing businesses (DRO-RYB, SEKO, EVRAFISH, trout production company, fish farms, ASTACUS crayfish breeding company etc.) in the membership. There are also several local development associations, as well as the Sandry Brdy LAG.