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FLAG Factsheet

Pinna Nobilis FLAG

Official name: 
LAGUR Pinna Nobilis
Country:
Code: 
HR201
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area is situated in the north of Croatia near the border with Slovenia and close to Italy. The area’s key industries are tourism and other services, agriculture and fishing, focusing mainly on sardines and anchovy; there are also two aquaculture farms producing shellfish. The catches are growing, but the fishing profession is not attractive for young people and the fisheries tradition and heritage is not sufficiently valorised. There are many small ports with insufficient infrastructure, outdated equipment, lack of rescue equipment and limited access to the internet, which complicates the work of fishermen. Another challenge is poor water quality and low level of environmental awareness of the population. 

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are two protected areas in the FLAG territory – Istarske Toplice and the Škarline Nature Park. There are also five Natura 2000 sites.

Population
26 152
Surface area (km²)
367
Population density
71

Stratégie du GALPA

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

  • Increasing the competitiveness of SMEs in fishing and aquaculture and attracting young people to fisheries.
  • Promoting synergies between tourism and fisheries and strengthening local identity based on fisheries tradition and heritage.
  • Improving the biodiversity of the region, preserving fish stock and improving the environment.
  • Empowering and improving the capacity of the fisheries community.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
2
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 605 974
  • EMFF: 
    1 365 079
  • MS co-financing: 
    240 896
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Exemples de projet

Project ideas for the FLAG will be focused on educating young people about sustainable fisheries, strengthening capacities to diversify business activities and the promotion and marketing of fish products. A specific project example is:

  • A pilot study of the special management of the Zambratija Bay which will involve citizens (including fisheries sector) designing development scenarios focused on the tourist, cultural and educational offer of the archaeological site. 

Calls for proposals

Information on calls for projects will be published on the FLAG website

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Pinna nobilis FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include six representatives from the public sector (the local governments of the FLAG area), three are from the social sector (associations dealing with sea, culture and sports fishing), and five from the business sector (four of them linked to fisheries).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
14
% of fisheries actors: 
29%
% of public authorities and other: 
42%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
29%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
14%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Pinna nobilis FLAG
 
Lokalna akcijska grupa u ribarstvu “Pinna nobilis”
Ulica rijeke Boljunčice 3
52466 Novigrad
Croatia
FLAG President:
Mr. Danilo Latin
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Ana Žužić
Phone:
+385 52 255 932
Languages:
  • Croatian (Mother tongue)
  • Italian (Advanced)
  • English (Basic)
Publication date: 
14/06/2018
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