FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Morlaix FLAG

Official name: 
Morlaix FLAG
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
FR208
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Morlaix FLAG comprises three communities, each with several municipalities. The capital city is Morlaix which has over 15 000 inhabitants. Agricultural is the area’s predominant industry and is made up of numerous small to medium size businesses. Fishing, a secondary sector in the area, mainly involves inshore fishing activities (75% of all local vessels). Offshore fishing, which accounts for a third of all fisheries employment, is focused on crustacean fishing, mainly crab. Seaweed harvesting is also important to the area and takes place along most of the FLAG’s shoreline. 

The main challenges for the FLAG include strengthening relationships between different stakeholders in the area, especially in anticipating future needs in fisheries and aquaculture to maintain and develop the industry at the local level. Another key challenge is a relatively low capacity for research and innovation in the area.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory encompasses four Natura 2000 sites.

Population
129 350
Surface area (km²)
1 331
Population density
97
Total employment in fisheries
617
Fishing: 
297
Aquaculture: 
120
Transformation: 
200

FLAG strategy

The Morlaix FLAG strategy includes the following objectives:

  • To promote a better connection and integration between fishermen. This includes improving training programmes, networking systems, and exchanges.   
  • Strengthen all aspects of research and innovation in the area with a focus on supporting the development of fisheries and aquaculture industries. This includes modernising production tools and techniques, supporting the innovation of new products and instigating new marketing processes.
  • The general promotion of the area and its maritime activities through better public relations and the exploration of tourism and diversification opportunities. 
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
75%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
25%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 646 160
  • EMFF: 
    987 696
  • MS co-financing: 
    658 464
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

  • Multi-funding: 

    The body that manages the FLAG also draws on funding from the EAFRD, ERDF and ESF. 

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    ESF

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the Morlaix FLAG include:

  • A study of the area’s water quality to explore the possibility of algae production.
  • Educational training programmes on oyster farming.
  • The rehabilitation of existing oyster farms.
  • An assessment of the water flow in the area’s ports with the objective of streamlining landing and mooring points. 

Calls for proposals

Project can be presented at any time and are selected on an ongoing basis. The Britany regional network makes centralised calls for projects for all FLAGs in the network. After this first common administrative step, each Breton FLAG then oversees the project selection process based on their respective strategic objectives.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in cooperation on promoting better connection and integration between fishermen, strengthening all aspects of research and innovation within fisheries and aquaculture sectors, fostering diversification opportunities and the promotion of the area and its maritime activities

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
30000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Pays de Morlaix
Members of the partnership: 

Public bodies: the three communities of communes (local elected representatives), the Marine Station of Roscoff.

Private organisation: Departmental Fishing Committee, Regional shellfish farming Committee, local fishermen association, fishmonger’s association, local French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (fish auction & harbour manager), the Development Council (represented by an environmental association).

Non-voting guest public bodies: Region (delegated management authority), State (Departmental Council of Finistère, “Direction des Territories et de la Mer” (DDTM))

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
31
% of fisheries actors: 
46%
% of public authorities and other: 
46%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
46%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
13
% of public actors: 
46%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,63

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Pays de Morlaix
 
CCI Aéroport CS 27934
29600 Morlaix cedex
France
FLAG President:
Ms. Nicolas Floch
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Pierre Legendre
Phone:
+33 2 98 15 29 87
Languages:
  • Français (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
  • Espagnol (Basic)
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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