FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Nessebar - Messemvria FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Nessebar - Messemvria
Country:
Code: 
BG203
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG’s territory is a coastal area which includes 1.5km of beaches and 670m of sand dunes. The dunes are not just a natural phenomenon, they are specific environmental habitat and an important part of the area’s coastal landscape with great ecological significance. The City of Nessebar is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old port of Nessebar has regional importance and is used for fishing boats and transport. The tertiary sector (tourism services) is the most significant in the local economy, supplemented by the primary one (mainly logging and fishing industry). Most of the area’s fishing catch go locally to hotels and restaurants and there are no registered and functioning fish markets, marketplaces or centres for the direct sale of fish and seafood on the territory. Angling is also widespread in the area.

Challenges include the sustainable development of tourism while protecting the region’s cultural heritage. This involves developing an infrastructure for tourism, which currently does not exist (i.e. tourism routes, museums and other attractions). Other challenges include the deterioration of the regions fishing fleets and harbours, both of which need modernisation. 

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are seven protected areas in the FLAG territory, all of which are part of the Natura 2000 Network.

Population
27 273
Surface area (km²)
420
Population density
65

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy has the following key objectives:

  • Supporting economic diversification and increasing the area’s fisheries competitiveness that will, in turn, revitalise fishing communities and the industry.
  • Improving and modernising the area's fishing fleet.
  • The development and modernisation of the region's fishing ports.
  • Developing the tourism sectors infrastructure, such as museums and aquariums, in a sustainable way which promotes and supports the area's fisheries heritage without damaging it.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
22%
Supporting diversification
3
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
0%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
28%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
25%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 000 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 700 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    300 000

Calls for proposals

Regular calls for projects will be prepared and published on the FLAG website - http://mirg-nessebar.eu

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Nessebar - Messemvria FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has 12 members. They include one representative from the local government, one representative from the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and ten other private organisations (some of which are NGOs).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
12
% of fisheries actors: 
8%
% of public authorities and other: 
8%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
83%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Nessebar - Messemvria FLAG
 
1 Pliska Str. office 1
8230 Nessebar
Bulgaria
FLAG President:
Mr. Rumen Kulev
Phone:
+359 88 850 5875
Languages:
  • Bulgare (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Basic)
Publication date: 
01/08/2018
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