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FLAG Factsheet

Pomorie FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Pomorie
Country:
Code: 
BG207
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG territory is in the south-east planning region of Bulgaria. The region has a strong fisheries tradition, though fisheries jobs only account for approximately 1% of the area’s total employment. However, many local fishers also engage in other occupations and activities such as tourism and services. There are 151 fishing vessels registered in the FLAG territory, three fish farms and three fish processing companies which capitalise on the large black mussel fields which are situated on the coastal shelves around Pomorie.

Challenges for the FLAG include a lack of job security in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors and problems associated with declining, and in some cases obsolete, fishing vessels and equipment. The seasonality of the region’s fisheries is also a challenge, as is the lack of infrastructure in fishing ports and landing sites.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG’s territory includes three nationally protected areas and six areas protected under the Natura 2000 Network (two of which are protected according to Birds Directive for bird conservation and four are protected according to Habitats Directive.

Population
27 399
Surface area (km²)
413
Population density
66
Total employment in fisheries
225
Fishing: 
195
Aquaculture: 
15
Processing: 
15

Stratégie du GALPA

The main objectives of the FLAG’s local development strategy are:

  • Stimulating the development of the fisheries sector through diversification and innovation.
  • The development of contemporary infrastructure related to fisheries - fishing ports, landing docks, fish markets and facilities for sheltering fishing boats.
  • Support for the establishment, improvement and modernisation of the area’s fisheries processing sector.
  • Supporting young fishers.
  • Investments in quality of life and the attractiveness of the fishing areas.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
30%
Supporting diversification
4
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
5%

Financement

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

    National

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make an annual call for projects with a fixed deadline. Calls will be published on the FLAG website.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Pomorie FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has a total of 15 members. They include one representative from the local government, eight representatives from the fisheries and aquaculture sectors (some of which are private fishers), and six other private organisations (three of which are NGO’s).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
53%
% of public authorities and other: 
6%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
40%
% 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

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Pomorie FLAG
 
8 Kubrat str., Office 2
8200 Pomorie
Bulgaria
FLAG Basic contact:
Mr. Ivan Aleksiev
Phone:
+359 88 480 0539
FLAG Manager:
Mr. George Petkov
Phone:
+359 88 657 9383
FLAG President:
Mr. Ivan Aleksiev
Phone:
+359 88 480 0539
Languages:
  • Bulgarian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • German (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
23/01/2019
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