FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Rethymno FLAG

Official name: 
ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΟ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΟΡΕΙΝΟΥ ΜΥΛΟΠΟΤΑΜΟΥ ΜΑΛΕΒΙΖΙΟΥ ΑΝΩΝΥΜΗ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ Ο.Τ.Α.
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
GR230
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area covers parts of Heraklion and Rethymno, with a total population of 13 155.

The area has significant port infrastructure, fishing harbours and fishing shelters. The fisheries communities have similar social, economic and development characteristics.

The main challenges that the area faces include:

  • The development of complementary actions that support fisheries

  • The improvement of hygiene and safety conditions on the boats while ensuring the protection of the marine environment

  • The development of small enterprises that explore the marine environment (i.e. diving tourism, or fisheries tourism)

  • The improvement and/or creation of public infrastructure that will improve the conditions of the harbours

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Five Natura 2000 protected areas covering a total of 4 907.802 hectares.

 

Population
13 155
Surface area (km²)
356
Population density
37
Total employment in fisheries
23
Fishing: 
23

FLAG strategy

The aim of the FLAG strategy is to add value to local fisheries products. It is also hoped to supply local agricultural and fisheries products to the tourist market in order to boost demand.

Through the sustainable development of tourism and the management of the natural and cultural environment, the FLAG also aims to protect the coastal and natural marine environment and ensure the sustainable use of the natural resources.

Objective: 
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
54%
Supporting diversification
5
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
17%
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
4
4%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 500 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 125 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    375 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    It has a total public budget of €6 700 000 (€5 200 000 for EAFRD interventions and €1 500 000 for EMFF interventions).  

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

Some projects ideas include:

  • Alternative and complementary actions by fisherman for example: maritime tourism, ecotourism, sea sports, diving, fishing tourism etc.
  • Creation or improvement of dining and leisure-recreation facilities by fishermen (traditional taverns, coffee shops, small scale accommodation facilities suited to the local environment, etc.), where, in addition to fishing, they will be able to provide and promote their products to the tourists.
  • Improving the public infrastructure with projects in the coastal area and sea zone.

Expertise & cooperation

Cooperation project envisaged: Ιnter-territorial project “Marine environment, coastal threats and fisheries”: Τhe project is a cooperation between 17 FLAGs from all over Greece and the project coordinator is Heraklion Development Agency. The main objective is the identification, mapping and prioritisation of environmental threats of the Greek seas and how they are related to fisheries and coastal areas.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
50000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes the municipalities of the area (Anogion, Mylopotamos, Rethymno, Agios Vasilios, Amarisios, Fastos, Gortyna, Malevisi), the region of Crete, the chamber of Rethymno, the agricultural cooperatives of Mylopotamos and Rethymno, the agricultural craft cooperative of the women of the municipality of Rouva, the institution of technology and cooperation, the institute of speleological research, the agricultural associations of the area and the cultural associations of the area. There are no fisheries related actors in the membership but two members of the decision-making body are fisheries associations

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
34
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
12%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
19
% of public actors: 
47%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

ΑΚΟΜΜ-Psiloritis Development Agency of Local Government
 
Anogia
74051 Anogia Crete
Greece
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Dimitrios Pattakos
Phone:
+30 2834 031402
Languages:
  • Grec (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
31/10/2017
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