FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Parnu FLAG

Official name: 
Parnu FLAG
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
EE206
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

Located in the south-west of Estonia, the FLAG area is situated around the Pärnu Gulf. The largest of the Estonian counties, Pärnu geographically covers 10.6% of the Estonian mainland and a total of 177 islands; of which only two, Kihnu and Manija, are inhabited. A long-spanning coastline, several resort towns and inland waterways provide the FLAG area with many of the natural prerequisites required for the successful development of tourism.

However, despite these physical attributes and a strong cultural and historical heritage, the coastal villages of the Pärnu area are largely characterised by a decreasing local population due to a decline of the regions primary sector. The main challenges of the FLAG include the transference of skills within the local population required to capitalise on an increased demand for tourism in the area.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

A large part of the FLAG’s territory is part of the Natura 2000 conservation network. There are 38 protected areas in Pärnu county, including the Kihnu Väina Sea Park.

Population
63 359
Surface area (km²)
2 078
Population density
38
Total employment in fisheries
682
Fishing: 
337
Aquaculture: 
0
Transformation: 
345
Women employment in fisheries: 
10

FLAG strategy

The FLAG strategy includes the following main objectives:

  • The valorisation and marketing of fisheries and aquaculture products.
  • The modernisation and redevelopment of fishing ports.
  • The restoration of spawning areas.
  • The diversification of fisheries activities into other industries such as tourism.

Alongside these main objectives, the FLAG also focuses on the integrated promotion of the cultural and historical maritime heritage of the Pärnu area.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Supporting diversification
4
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
5%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
30%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
30
10%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
5 240 159
  • EMFF: 
    4 454 135
  • MS co-financing: 
    786 024
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Some of the proposed project ideas for the Pärnu FLAG include:

  • The development of fish and animal feed production in the area.

A campaign focused on increasing consumer perceptions and the awareness of lesser-known species through improved marketing efforts.

Calls for proposals

The Pärnu FLAG makes calls for projects twice annually. All announcements relating to calls will be made on the FLAG website: http://www.kalanduskogu.ee/2017a-ii-taotlusvoor-23-30oktoober-2017

Information days are organised prior to the opening of the application process and are advertised locally and on the FLAG website. 

Expertise & cooperation

The Pärnu FLAG has extensive experience in coastal fisheries and in the fishing cultural heritage of the area. The FLAG is interested in:

  • The introduction of fish and fisheries products from other regions of Estonia via organised events, fairs and festivals.
  • The development of cultural tourism products and services through the efficient combination of both natural and cultural points of interest in the area and it´s longstanding fishing heritage.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
430099.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
MTÜ Liivi Lahe Kalanduskogu
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG includes a total of 116 members. This includes five local municipalities, 55 independent fishermen, 24 fishing companies, 17 non-fisheries related companies and 15 other private entities.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
116
% of fisheries actors: 
46%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
23%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
13
% of public actors: 
8%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

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Contacts du GALPA

MTÜ Liivi Lahe Kalanduskogu
 
Liiva 2C/37
80010 Pärnu
Estonia
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Esta Tamm
Phone:
+372 514 9259
Publication date: 
05/09/2017
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