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FLAG Factsheet

Satu Mare FLAG

Official name: 
Satu Mare FLAG Asociaţia Grup de Acţiune Locală pentru Pescuit Satu Mare
Country:
Code: 
RO201
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG area covers the Satu Mare county in the northwest of Romania. It is partly made up of the Oaș mountain, which are part of the Eastern Carpathians. The remainder is hills, forming 20% of the area, and plains and the western county takes up the eastern part of the Pannonian plain. The FLAG area is crossed by the Someș, Tur, and Crasna rivers. It has a diverse economy which includes machine building, furniture production and textiles and food. It has a well-developed primary sector and a growing tertiary sector. Industry and trade account for a large proportion of local employment in the area (75%), followed by the agricultural and fisheries sector which accounts for 25%. There are 12 aquaculture units: 10 fishing facilities and a large African catfish farming and processing unit and a reservoir.

The main challenges for the FLAG include a growing outward migration of young people, making the generational transference of fisheries knowledge difficult. Other challenges include poor public infrastructure; high unemployment and the insufficient exploitation of human and natural resources.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area includes three Natura 2000 sites, the Tur river and the Carei and Lerului plains, which cover a total of 840km2

Population
112 368
Surface area (km²)
902
Population density
59
Total employment in fisheries
27
Aquaculture: 
18
Processing: 
9
Women employment in fisheries: 
1

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s strategy is focused on sustainable development. It pursues the development and diversification of economic activities, the development of tourism in relation to existing natural resources, the development of aquaculture, and the provision of further educational opportunities in the area.

Results to date include:

  • Creating more than 26 jobs (FTE)
  • The successful implementation of 18 investment or development projects
  • Private investments of over €860 000, in addition to €2 000 000 in funding
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
25%
Supporting diversification
5
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
15%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
20%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 999 048
  • EMFF: 
    1 599 238
  • MS co-financing: 
    399 810
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

FLAG projects examples and ideas include:

  • The creation of accommodation units such as hostels and a series of camping sites, to develop tourism activities on the lake. This will include the development of recreational activities such as sport fishing and boating. 
  • Technological innovation projects such as the development of an online fishing store, a laboratory for ecological analysis and a surveillance system to avoid and deter poaching.
  • The organisation of promotional and educational events such as festivals and fairs.
  • The development of parks and green spaces on the lake edge.

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are issued on a regular basis and published on the FLAG website.

http://www.flagsatumare.ro

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG lacks experience in cooperation but is open to future cooperation projects on themes such as the development of aquaculture, tourism and other opportunities which are mutually beneficial to local communities.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
ASOCIAŢIA GRUP DE ACŢIUNE LOCALĂ SATU MARE
Members of the partnership: 

As well as its municipalities, the Satu Mare FLAG members include five fish farms, four organisations involved in recreational fishing, three accommodation providers, an accountancy firm and the local LEADER LAG.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
26
% of fisheries actors: 
42%
% of public authorities and other: 
31%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
27%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

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FLAG Contacts

ASOCIAŢIA GRUP DE ACŢIUNE LOCALĂ SATU MARE
 
PRINCIPALĂ No. 426
447355 VETIS jud Satu Mare
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Nicoleta-Violeta Reghina
Phone:
+40 740 306 201
FLAG President:
Mr. George Tarsan
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
14/09/2018
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